MSO8347 - Medieval cross in St Peter's Churchyard, Treborough (Building)


A late 13th Century churchyard cross in Treborough churchyard, much restored in the late 19th Century.

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[ST 01073635] Cross (NR) (Remains of) (NAT). [1] Remains of a late 13th Century churchyard cross. The socket only is in a fair state of preservation. The upper bed is an octagon converted into a square by high convex broaches. The steps are square at present, but as displaced that the original plan cannot be traced. The carved stone on the top is supposed to have belonged to the cross head. [2] This cross has been restored. The socket stone stands on three rebuilt octagonal steps. The shaft and lantern head are modern. But the latter is capped by the original canopy, which is presumably the 'curved stone' noted by Pooley [3]. [4] ST03NW TREBOROUGH CP TREBOROUGH VILLAGE 12/104 Churchyard cross about 10 metres south of porch, Church of St Peter GV II Churchyard cross about 10 metres south of porch in the Church of St Peter . The cross was restored in late 19th century. It is constructed from a mixture of local and Ham stone. There is a 19th Century octagonal shaft surmounted by a gabled niche amd a trefoil headed opening containing the figure of St Peter. [5] Scheduled on 5 July 2002. [6] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0. [7] The building was visited in June 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [8] The site was surveyed in June 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [9] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1929. County Series, 3rd Edition 25 inch map. 1:25,000.
  • <2> Monograph: Pooley, C.. 1877. An historical and descriptive account of the old stone crosses of Somerset. P. 64.
  • <4> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 5 August 1965.
  • <5> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset). p 56.
  • <6> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 19/7/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <7> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <8> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <9> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <10> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 188379, Extant 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 444/12/104
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10186
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10617
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW7
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 188379
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15582
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31091



Grid reference Centred ST 0107 3635 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

May 30 2022 10:21AM


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