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HER Number:MDV9601
Name:Cross at Churston Ferrers Parish Church


Carved stone bearing a representation of the crucifixion built into the south wall of the south porch. It may be part of a lantern-head cross.


Grid Reference:SX 904 564
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishCHURSTON FERRERS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/10/2

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, 319-320 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952, SX95NW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV316360.

A carved stone, probably Beer Stone, bearing a representation of the crucifixion is built into the south wall of the south porch. There is a similar piece in Kenton Church. They may be fragments of lantern-head crosses but both are of Beer Stone or similar which was usually reserved for interior work (with reference to E. Masson Phillips).

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 101 (Vol 1) (Un-published). SDV360833.

Lantern head of an ancient cross built into wall over the Tudor window above the south porch. It is thought to have belonged to the cross shaft that now stands in the churchyard extension and that it probably originally stood at the triangle where the old road to Brixham joins with Churston Ferrers Avenue.

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. 319-320.
SDV316360Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952. SX95NW8. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 101 (Vol 1). [Mapped feature: #58781 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV9599Part of: Church of St Mary the Virgin, Churston Ferrers (Building)
MDV9612Related to: Cross in Churston Ferrers Churchyard (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 12:14PM