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HER Number:MDV8731
Name:Cross at Lower Langdon Farm

Summary

Site of cross in the farmyard of Lower Langdon, in use as a gatepost. A cross of rough rectangular section, with one arm missing. By 1980 it had been moved and the current location is unknown.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 723 828
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 328 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304479.

Lower Langdon Farm. In the farmyard of Lower Langdon, about 2.5 kilometres south-west of North Bovey. In use as a gatepost.
Type A. A cross of rough rectangular section, with one arm missing (citing Masson Phillips, 1937).
Masson Phillips' description is accurate. The cross is 1.5 metres high, 0.3 metres thick at the base and 0.4 metres wide at the base. The remaining arm has a 10 centimetre protrusion and is 18 centimetres wide. It is still in use as a gatepost (21/03/1953).


Starkey, F. H., 1983, Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, 73 (Monograph). SDV345128.

The cross was doing duty as a gatepost when last seen (by the Ordnance Survey) on 14-Aug-1968. By 1980, it had disappeared and the new farm owners knew nothing of its whereabouts.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1984, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper), 148 (Article in Serial). SDV345276.

Has not been seen recently. It was 4 feet 9 inches high with an incised cross on one side.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Cross (remains of)' depicted on the modern mapping, even though the location is currently unknown; appears the mapping may be out of date.

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. 328.
SDV304479Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345128Monograph: Starkey, F. H.. 1983. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Paperback Volume. 73.
SDV345276Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1984. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 116. Paperback Volume. 148.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2016 3:42PM