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Obelisk and Railings North East of the Church of the Holy Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Cruwys Morchard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8982 / 50°53'53"N

Longitude: -3.602 / 3°36'7"W

OS Eastings: 287436

OS Northings: 112188

OS Grid: SS874121

Mapcode National: GBR LC.RM9L

Mapcode Global: FRA 36BQ.QJ0

Entry Name: Obelisk and Railings North East of the Church of the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437704

Location: Cruwys Morchard, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cruwys Morchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cruwys Morchard Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

2/79 Obelisk and railings north east of
- the Church of Holy Cross
Commemorative obelisk and surrounding railings. Early C19. Portland stone ashlar,
iron railings. Stone obelisk on a tall pedestal with recessed inscription panels on
the pedestal. The panel on the south side commemorates Henry Cruwys, Rector"...(and
last Male Issue of the ancient family of the Cruwys's who possessed valuable Estates
in the said Parish for several Hundred Years successively) Lieth buried in a small
House which he borrowed of his Brethren the Worms in Hopes of the Resurrection and
Life Eternal". Henry Cruwys died in 1804. The inscription on the west side
commemorates a child, died 1800. The obelisk is surrounded by iron railings with
flame finials with columnar corner rails with urn finials.
The obelisk is enclosed by especially planted yews in the corner of the churchyard
closest to Cruwys House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS8743612188

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