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HER Number:MDV8550
Name:Medieval Cross in St Saviour's Churchyard

Summary

Medieval stone cross shaft in St Saviour's churchyard, against the east wall of the church.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 877 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/30
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XV - 1401 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 320 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross in St Saviour's churchyard against the east wall of the church. Type B, with a tapering shaft, octagonal in section, and a peculiar 'ball' ornament on top on four faces. No head and arms and no socket stone.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, figure 7; plate 31 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952, SX85SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341066.

Remains of a Medieval stone cross.


Stephenson, G., 2001, Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth (Report - Assessment). SDV319967.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 138, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Dartmouth St Saviours Churchyard SX878513
An ancient cross shaft stands in the churchyard, against the east wall of the church. A tapering shaft, octagonal in section, and a peculiar 'ball' ornament at the top on all four faces. It has no head or arms and no socket stone. There are two documentary references to a Palm Cross here; '1531 to the berton mason that made the Palm Cross - 10s 0d, (Dartmouth pre-reformation, ,H R Watkin)' and 1553-4 for making the new windows against the Palm Cross, 44 feet and 1/-feet…£2-4s-0d (wardens account at Exeter Library)'.
Shaft height 1.6 metres, base 0.22 metres by 0.22 metres, top 0.20 metres by 0.20 metres. Chamfer of 8.89 centimetres.


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.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Cross shaft to the east of the vestry of the Church of St Saviour. Cross shaft. Probably 15th century. Single piece of granite. Shaft stands approximately 1.25 metres high, slightly tapering with hollow-chamfered corners stopped just below the top with unusual ball stops. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 320.
SDV319967Report - Assessment: Stephenson, G.. 2001. Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4995. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341066Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952. SX85SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV350962Website: English Heritage. 2013. Images of England. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk. Website.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 138, (Vol 2), sketch.
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. figure 7; plate 31.

Associated Monuments

MDV8551Related to: St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2018 3:34PM