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HER Number:MDV93569
Name:Cross Shaft in Throwleigh Churchyard


Piece of 15th century cross shaft found during restoration work at Throwleigh Barton has now been set up in the churchyard.


Grid Reference:SX 667 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XV - 1401 AD to 1500 AD)

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1987, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Eighth Paper), 249 (Article in Serial). SDV350260.

Lower part of a granite cross shaft recovered during building work at Throwleigh Barton now set up in a new socket stone in the churchyard. The base bears the inscription 'Ancient Cross Shaft found at Throwleigh Barton during restoration work 1977'.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Fragment of cross shaft approximately 4 metres east of chancel of church of St. Mary. Base of cross shaft. Probably 15th century; it was found built into a wall at Throwleigh Barton and erected here in 20th century on a plinth. Granite. The piece is the base of a cross shaft standing approximately 1.3 metres high with its upper corners chamfered with straight cut stops. Date listed: 16th September 1987.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #56869 ]
SDV350260Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1987. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Eighth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 249.

Associated Monuments

MDV6974Related to: Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV18423Related to: Cross Shaft from Throwleigh Barton (Monument)
MDV114078Related to: Graveyard, St. Mary's Church, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV33269Related to: Throwleigh Barton (Building)
MDV108888Related to: Throwleigh war memorial, St Mary's churchyard (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2016 12:33PM