MSO10796 - Cross in St Andrew's Churchyard, Withypool (Building)


A churchyard cross dating to the 14th Century. It was restored in the late 20th Century, in memory of the Rector.

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The churchyard cross dates to the 14th century and was restored in the late 20th century. Blue lias and Ham stone. Square, one stage calvary, octagonal socket broached to a square with inset stump of octagonal shaft, continued in Ham stone with gabled cross. Restored in memory of the rector. Not mentioned in Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877. [1] Fragmentary remains of an ancient socket of a cross exist in the churchyard of Withypoole. [2] The cross consists of a step, socket stone and a small portion of the original shaft. A modern shaft and cross head have been added. See GP/AO/65/183/6. [3] It is situated about 6m S of the nave. [4] [SS 84643553] Cross (NR) Remains of (NAT). [7] The building was visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <2> Monograph: Pooley, C. 1877. Old Stone Crosses of Somerset. P. 3.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS83NW.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 29 November 1988.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. c1903. 1:2500.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. Palmer, J. F1 26/08/1965.
  • <7> Photograph: CHURCHYARD CROSS AT ST. OS65/F183/6. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <8> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 8463 3558 (2m by 1m)
Map sheet SS83NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1076/12/164
  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO8668 Information moved from
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO17022
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31299

Record last edited

Jul 12 2019 11:55AM


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