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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: 277068

OS Northings: 102606

OS Grid: SS770026

Mapcode National: GBR L5.Y6SP

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Y.NC5

Plus Code: 9C2RR753+XG

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

Tagged with: Stone cross

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SS 70 SE

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 small niche 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: SS7706802606

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