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HER Number:MDV9676
Name:Cross Shaft to west of Torre Abbey


Cross shaft of medieval cross, quatrefoil in section on the decayed remains of a granite base.


Grid Reference:SX 907 638
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishTORMOHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/1/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316157.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/69(1937)322/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316158.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/86(1954)189/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon, fourth paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316159.


Masson Phillips, E. N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5785.

Vis=estimated -/-/1953(masson phillips, e. N. ) in the northeast corner of the western forecourt of torre abbey there rests a granite shaft, octagonal in section with four flat and four convexly moulded faces, and at the base one angle-stop remains. It may have been part of a cross-shaft. Vis=17/11/1952(os) shaft sunk in shapeless block of granite. On the west side are two small leaded insertions.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 479, 380 (Vol 4) (Un-published). SDV360833.

Cross shaft on the lawn of the western forecourt. Set in a two-part socket stone. The shaft, which tapers slightly, is square at the base chamfered into an octagon above with bold convex mouldings running its length at each edge. The shaft, which formerly had a sundial, is reputed to have been a boundary cross of Cockington Manor.
This may be the same cross as that recorded in 1954 at standing in the north-west corner of the western forecourt.
Cross shaft: 50 inches high. Base 14.5 inches by 14 inches, top 11.5 inches by 10.5 inches.
Socket stone: 32 inches by 43 inches.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Cross marked as 'remains of'.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1206853 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Granite cross shaft west of Torre Abbey
Cross shaft of medieval cross. Granite. Moulded shaft, quatrefoil on section, on decayed remains of a granite base, sited west of Torre Abbey.
Date first listed: 3rd May 1994

Sources / Further Reading

SDV316157Migrated Record:
SDV316158Migrated Record:
SDV316159Migrated Record:
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1206853.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 479, 380 (Vol 4).
SDV5785Migrated Record: Masson Phillips, E. N..

Associated Monuments

MDV9672Related to: ABBEY in the Parish of (Monument)
MDV124146Related to: Cross, Torre Abbey (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7908 - Torre Abbey, Torquay: Conservation Plan

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 2:46PM