MSO8016 - Medieval cross in All Saints' Churchyard (Building)

Summary

The remains of a 15th Century stone cross, situated opposite the south porch of All Saints' Church. It comprises three octagonal steps and a socket.

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[SS 9198 4680] A 14th century churchyard cross situated opposite the south porch of All Saints' Church. The calvary has three octagonal steps and the socket which is raised on a slight plinth, is worked to an octagon in its upper bed and to a square below. [1] The cross is as described. See GP AO/65/181/7 [2,7] Remains of churchyard cross, about 4 metres east of south aisle, Church of All Saints. Selworthy Village. Grade II*. 15th Century. [3,5] (SS 9199 4679) Cross (NR). [4] The feature was noted to be "a good specimen of a churchyard cross" in 1890. [6] Scheduled on 3 September 2002. [8] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [9] 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. [10] East of the south aisle of the Parish Church is a churchyard cross dating from the 15th Century, having a three stage calvary with a moulded plinth, dripstones and sunk quatrefoil panels with shields. The tapering octagonal shaft is broken at the top, but it is otherwise in good condition, and resembles a cross of similar date at Wootton Courtenay. [11] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 7. [12] The feature is spot located and labelled on 2020 MasterMap data. [13] The site was photographed in the early 20th Century. [14] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [15]

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <1> Monograph: Pooley, C.. 1877. An historical and descriptive account of the old stone crosses of Somerset. P. 112.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 22 July 1965.
  • <3> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . DOE (HHR) Williton RD Somerset (March 1962) 77.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . DOE (HHR) West Somerset District (Exford et al) Somer (2 January 1986) 60.
  • <6> Article in serial: Anonymous. 1890. Selworthy Church. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 35. 20-21. pp 21.
  • <7> Photograph: 14TH CENTURY CHURHCYARD CROSS AT SELWORTHY FROM NORTH WEST. OS65/F181/7. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <8> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 25/9/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <9> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <10> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <11> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Selworthy: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 5, 6, 12.
  • <12> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <13>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #41128 ]
  • <14> Photograph: Vowles, A.. 1900-1925. View looking past the east end of St John the Baptist's Church and the cross to Zeals house, taken form the south. B/W. Postcard.
  • <15> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36787, Extant 10 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9199 4679 (point) MasterMap
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1076/26/107
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10740
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12035
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW10
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36787
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31237
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34859

Record last edited

May 10 2022 1:55PM

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