SX5494 : Southcott Cross

near to Thorndon Cross, Devon, Great Britain

Southcott Cross
Southcott Cross
This cross is very rare, if not unique, in Devon in having a human figure in the form of a crucified person incised on its roadside face. It is probably of 13th century origin, but the first records of it are from its current position in the early 19th century. It is suggested that it could, originally, have been a waymarker for the Cistercian Monks of Brightley Priory, which stood on the banks of the West Okement River, near Okehampton Castle.
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2009
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Geograph (Third Visitor for SX5494)
Date Taken
Saturday, 31 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 February, 2009
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Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 549 948 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.0959N 4:3.3762W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 549 948
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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