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Copplestone Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Copplestone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8099 / 50°48'35"N

Longitude: -3.7462 / 3°44'46"W

OS Eastings: 277066

OS Northings: 102604

OS Grid: SS770026

Mapcode National: GBR L5.Y6SP

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Y.NC6

Entry Name: Copplestone Cross

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443618

Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Copplestone

Built-Up Area: Copplestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


2/98 Copplestone Cross


Boundary stone. C10. Granite. Tall granite shaft of rectangular section standing
3.25 metres high on C20 stone pedestal. Carved interlace ornament on each face.
The head is missing and top of south-east face mutilated by a smallniche cut
through the ornament. Each face is divided into 3 panels and each panel contains
various interlace patterns with exception of 2 north-east facing panels which
contain anthropomorphic representations; the centre panel apparently 2 embracing
figures and topmost is nearly obliterated figure on horseback. No two panels are
identical. Stone marks meeting place of 3 parishes, Crediton Hamlets, Down St.
Mary and Colebrooke. It was moved approximately 10 metres north of its original
site in 1969 for road improvements. The name Copplestone derives from "Copelan"
after the stone. It was first mentioned in a charter of 947 and may have been
erected as memorial to Bishop Putta who was murdered in 906 travelling between
Bishop's Taunton and Crediton. Anglo-Saxon decoration of this high quality is very
rare in South West. Scheduled Ancient Monument 116.
Source: Devon SMR

Listing NGR: SS7706602604

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