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HER Number:MDV8934
Name:Bovey Tracey War Memorial

Summary

A cross-shaft and socket-stone incorporated in a memorial to the dead of the First and Second World Wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 817 785
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to World War II - 1066 AD to 1945 AD (Between))
  • WAR MEMORIAL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

DOE 1986, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV289523.

Town or market cross. In the centre of the town, close to its original site. Type b. A large square pedestal of modern stonework has its top corners chamfered off making its upper surface octagonal. On this rests an octagonal step with a projecting top edge which supports another octagonal step, which is cased in bronze and bears the war memorial inscriptions. Surmounting this is the ancient socket-stone, square at the base with corner shoulders and octagonal above, bearing the ancient shaft, the head and arms of which are a restoration. The shaft is square at the base with rounded stops, above which it becomes octagonal in section and tapers upwards. The new head and arms expand outwards and a circlet of stone links shaft, head and arms. Vis=9/11/1953(os) despoiled by cromwell's troops. Date engraved on shaft: 12??, perhaps 1270. Heavy stone with iron ring for bull-baiting also moved at same time (os). Vis=cross-shaft and socket-stone incorporated in memorial to dead of 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. Medieval. Granite. Large, well-cut rectangular socket-stone with big moulded convex stops at each corner stands on a high c20 plinth of granite and metal. Upon the socket-stone stands a tapering octagonal shaft with square base having a convex stop at each corner. Cross-head c20. Formerly the market cross and close to its original position (doe 1986).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289524.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/69(1937)323/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289525.

Osa=sx87nw4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289526.

Crossing, w. /the old stone crosses of the dartmoor borders/(1892)138-139.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289527.

Hole, m. A. /sketches of bovey tracey and district/(1930)19.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289528.

Hyde, h. B. /bovey beads/(1921)pl.27.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV289529.

Doe/hhr:bovey tracey/(3/7/1986)73.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'Cross' is marked.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 44, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Bovey Tracey Market Cross SX817786
Market cross is set up in the centre of the town, close to its original site. A large square pedestal of modern stonework has its top corners chamfered off making its upper surface octagonal. On this rests the plinth of an octagonal step with a projecting top edge which supports another octagonal step, which is cased in bronze and bears the war memorial inscriptions. Surmounting this is the ancient socket-stone, square at the base with corner shoulders and octagonal above, bearing the ancient shaft, the head and arms of which are a restoration. The shaft is square at the base with rounded stops, above which it becomes octagonal in section and tapers upwards. The new head and arms expand outwards and a circlet of stone links shaft, head and arms.
The new head was provided in the mid-19th century; it was the gift of the vicar of the parish (the Hon Canon Courtnay). The cross was moved from its original position nearby at about the same time to make way for the new Town Hall.
Cross measurements: height 2.44 metres, span 0.6 metres. Socket stone: 1.17 by 1.17 by 0.43 metres high. Pedestal top 1.93 by 0.4 metres high. Bottom 2.34 by 1.57 metres high.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, BVT01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

The war memorial is visible.


Pearce, M., 2013, Local Plan Area War Memorials Data (Un-published). SDV355042.

Fore Street, Bovey Tracey.


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

'Cross (restored)' is marked.


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

Cross incorporated in war - memorial, about 2 metres from south-west corner of Town Hall.

Cross-shaft and socket-stone incorporated in memorial to dead of 1914 - 18 and 1939 - 45 Wars. Medieval. Granite. Large, well-cut rectangular socket-stone with big moulded convex stops at each corner stands on a high 20th century plinth of granite and metal. Upon the socket-stone stands a tapering octagonal shaft with square base having a convex stop at each corner. Cross-head 20th century. Formerly the market cross and close to its original position.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289523Report - Survey: DOE 1986.
SDV289524Migrated Record:
SDV289525Migrated Record:
SDV289526Migrated Record:
SDV289527Migrated Record:
SDV289528Migrated Record:
SDV289529Migrated Record:
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109033 ]
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.
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355042Un-published: Pearce, M.. 2013. Local Plan Area War Memorials Data. Teignbridge District Council War Memorial Survey. Digital.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. BVT01.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 44, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2018 11:11AM