MSO7402 - Medieval cross in St Mary's Churchyard, Luccombe (Building)
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(SS 9111 4453) Stone Cross (NR) (Remains of) [NAT]  Remains of a 15th Century cross at the east end of Luccombe Church. Comprises three octagonal steps and part of an octagonal shaft.  The cross is as illustrated by Pooley . (See  and .) Published 1:2500 survey correct.  Remains of churchyard cross.The cross is 15th Century in date. It was in poor condition at the time of the survey (June 1984). The cross is made from red sandstone. Three stage calvary, lower 2 steps with drip moulds, tall octagonal socket, stump of octagonal shaft, in all about 3 metres high. [2,4] Cross scheduled on 12 March 2003.  A postcard from the early 20th Century shows an image of the cross taken by Vowles.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0.  The remains of a churchyard cross dates from the 15th century, and is described in the listing details as “in poor condition at the time of survey (June 1984).” It currently appears well preserved, considering its age and is three-stage octagonal stepped, with the lowest two steps having drip moulds. Only the stump supporting the former calvary survives, giving the monument a total height of about three metres.  The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A.  The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 6.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <2> SSO1792 Monograph: Pooley, C.. 1877. An historical and descriptive account of the old stone crosses of Somerset. 94.
- <3> SMO7319 Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 18 June 1965.
- <4> SSO58 Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset). p26.
- <5> SSO1129 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 17/3/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
- <6> SMO589 Photograph: Unknown. 1957. 15THC CHURCHYARD CROSS AT LUCCOMBE. OS57/F362/6. B/W. Negative.
- <7> SMO1519 Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. 15TH CENTURY CHURCHYARD CROSS AT LUCCOMBE FROM SOUTH WEST. OS65/F139/4. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <8> SMO1371 Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. 15TH CENTURY CHURCHYARD CROSS AT LUCCOMBE FROM WEST. OS65/F191/7. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <9> SEM341195 Photograph: Vowles, A.. 1900-1925. The east end of St Mary's Church and the base of the church cross, taken from the east. Unknown. Postcard.
- <10> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <11> SEM6950 Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Luccombe Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p6, 12.
- <12> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <13> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <14> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36981, Extant 23 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9111 4453 (3m by 3m)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36981 (Original Monarch entry: 36981)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 444/14/46
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10559
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12021
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW9
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36981
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31032
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34823
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May 23 2022 10:11PM
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