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Latitude: 50.6602 / 50°39'36"N
Longitude: -3.3147 / 3°18'52"W
OS Eastings: 307173
OS Northings: 85326
OS Grid: SY071853
Mapcode National: GBR P6.N4FW
Mapcode Global: FRA 37YB.8H7
Plus Code: 9C2RMM6P+34
Entry Name: Bicton Cross
Listing Date: 30 June 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097585
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86202
Location: Bicton, East Devon, Devon, EX9
Civil Parish: Bicton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 08 NE
3/1 Bicton Cross (Brick Cross on O.S
Cross and route-marker at crossroads. Dated 1743. Red brick pier with Beerstone
base, plaques, pedestal and cross.
Tall, square-section, brick pier has moulded Beerstone base and cap and contains a
rectangular plaque on each face. Above the cap is a Beerstone pedestal, square in
section with a soffit-moulded cap and on top of this sits a small latin cross on a
plain stepped base. The sides of the pedestal and the plaques are inscribed in
Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The plaques indicate the routes whilst
the pedestal contains appropriate quotations from prayers.
The West side: Woodbury, Topsham, Exeter. Her ways of pleasantness, and all her
paths are peace.
The South side: Bodley, Littleham, Exmouth. Make us to go in the paths of thy
commandments, for therein is our desire.
The East side: Otterton, Sidmouth, Culliton, AD 1743. 0 that our ways were made so
direct that we might keep thy statutes.
The North Side: Bicton, Ottery, Honiton. O hold up our goings in thy paths that our
footsteps slip not.
Bicton Cross was undoubtedly erected by the Rolles of Bicton House (q.v)
Listing NGR: SY0717385326
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