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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242841
English Heritage Legacy ID: 443618
Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/11/2018
SS 70 SE
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 three panels and each panel contains various interlace patterns with exception of two north-east facing panels which contain anthropomorphic representations; the centre panel apparently two embracing figures and topmost is nearly obliterated figure on horseback. No two panels are identical.
Stone marks meeting place of three 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 974 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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