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HER Number:MDV8396
Name:Cross in St Peter's Church


Medieval octagonal cross base in St Peter's parish church in Cornworthy


Grid Reference:SX 829 555
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornworthy
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NW/3/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159751.

In the church. Type b. Inside the basement of the west tower, standing on edge against the south wall, is an octagonal cross base hollowed out as a trough.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159752.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/91(1959)85/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon, 5th paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159753.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 121, (Vol 1), sketch, photograph (Un-published). SDV360833.

Cornworthy Church SX829556
An ancient socket stone is serving as a plinth for the Norman font (which is the oldest feature of the church). The socket stone is octagonal, and has been hollowed out to form a trough. It formerly stood on edge against the south wall of the west tower basement. It was used as the font plinth sometime after 1959.
Socket stone 0.83 metres by 0.33 metres high (octagonal). Now 0.15 metres above floor level. Inside 0.61 metres in diameter. Colour photograph included with report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159751Migrated Record:
SDV159752Migrated Record:
SDV159753Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 121, (Vol 1), sketch, photograph.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2018 3:13PM