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HER Number:MDV8537
Name:Granite Shaft west of St Petrox Parish Church

Summary

Granite shaft mounted on a pedestal of two square steps in St Petrox churchyard may have been a sundial shaft

Location

Grid Reference:SX 886 503
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.PETROX

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/17/6
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387139
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85SE4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE BLOCK (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX85SE4, SX85SE 4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV172984.

St Petrock's churchyard. An ancient granite shaft mounted on a pedestal of two square steps. This shaft is shaped into a column of octagonal section in the central portion by the edges being chamfered. The top and bottom are square in section, and the whole shaft appears to be inverted with a square tenon uppermost. Purpose of this shaft uncertain. May have been a sundial shaft, resembling one which stands in a cutwater recess on Key Bridge, Blisland, Cornwall. Little resemblance to a cross shaft.


Henderson, C. + Coates, H., 1928, Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 31,111 + fig 53 (Article in Serial). SDV172985.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I (Article in Serial). SDV240502.


Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Cross shaft approximately 0.3 metres west of the tower of the Church of St Petrox. Late medieval cross shaft or 18th century pedestal for a sundial. Granite. The shaft is approximately 1.4 metres high and set into a socket stone on a 19th or 20th century plinth. The corners are chamfered with step stops top and bottom. The top is reduced and apparantly once fitted into another stone.


Batty, M., 2003, South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point, 83 (Un-published). SDV336214.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, DRT129 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

St Petrox moved medieval cross.


English Heritage, 2013, Images of England (Website). SDV350962.

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV172984Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX85SE4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX85SE 4.
SDV172985Article in Serial: Henderson, C. + Coates, H.. 1928. Old Cornish Bridges and Streams. Cornish Studies. 1. Unknown. 31,111 + fig 53.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback.
SDV336214Un-published: Batty, M.. 2003. South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point. Mixed Archive Material. 83.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV350962Website: English Heritage. 2013. Images of England. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. DRT129.

Associated Monuments

MDV8531Related to: St Petrox Parish Church, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2014 11:24AM