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HER Number:MDV8431
Name:Cross at Colebrooke


The octagonal base of the village cross was found in 1879 and was seen in a shrubbery near the Old Vicarage in 1919. Part of the cross shaft may also have been discovered.


Grid Reference:SX 770 999
Map Sheet:SX79NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColebrooke
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLEBROOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79NE/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=18/9/1969 (os) the square medieval socket stone has broached corners to give an octagonal top.1m square by 0.4m deep. Still there (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38938.

In a shrubbery. In 1919, the octagonal base of the village cross was in the shrubbery near the old vicarage.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38940.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/70(1938)318/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38941.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 112, (Vol 1), sketch, photographs x 5 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Colebrook SX771999
On 25/05/1879, the base of an ancient cross said to date from the 5th century was discovered in the Vicarage gardens,. It was said to be seen in the shrubbery near the old vicarage in 1910. The socket stone lies buried to ground level, in the undergrowth in the northern side of the driveway leading to The Old Vicarage (on land owned by Oyster Cottage). The Old Vicarage is south of the church. The ancient socket stone appears to be octagonal in shape with an oblong socket hole.
It is said that a fragment of cross shaft has been discovered (no further detail given).
Socket stone 0.91 metres by ?metres high. Socket hole 25.4 centimetres by 22.9 centimetres by 17.8 centimetres deep.
Colour photographs (x 5) included with report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 112, (Vol 1), sketch, photographs x 5.
SDV38938Migrated Record:
SDV38940Migrated Record:
SDV38941Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2018 2:51PM