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Bicton Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bicton, Devon

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86202

Location: Bicton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bicton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/1 Bicton Cross (Brick Cross on O.S
- map)
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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