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HER Number:MDV8889
Name:Socket Stone for Cross at Blagdon Barton, Paignton

Summary

Large socket stone for a cross which has been hollowed out to form a trough. Of granite, square at the base, and octagonal above with ribbed corner shoulders. The basin has obliterated any trace of the original socket.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 856 602
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishPAIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SE/13/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 182 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

Blagdon Barton, Paignton. In the courtyard of this ancient house, standing at the foot of a wall on the east side, is a large socket stone, which has been hollowed out to form a trough. Of granite, square at the base, and octagonal above with ribbed corner shoulders. The basin has obliterated any trace of the original socket.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1955, SX86SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV316048.

Granite cross socket stone hollowed out to form a trough at Blagdon Barton.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 37 (Vol 1) (Un-published). SDV360833.

A socket stone which has been hollowed out to create a trough stands at the foot of a wall on the east side of the house. The stone, made of granite, is square at the base and octagonal above with ribbed corner shoulders.
Socket stone: 38 inches by 38 inches by 18 inches high. Inside: 30 inches by 8 inches deep, circular.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15725Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1954. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 182.
SDV316048Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1955. SX86SE7. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 37 (Vol 1). [Mapped feature: #111772 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV123967Related to: Blagdon Manor House (Building)
MDV8888Related to: MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 2:47PM