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Offwell Village Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Offwell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7907 / 50°47'26"N

Longitude: -3.1429 / 3°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 319536

OS Northings: 99632

OS Grid: SY195996

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.ZHL7

Mapcode Global: FRA 4790.3DT

Plus Code: 9C2RQVR4+7R

Entry Name: Offwell Village Cross

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88784

ID on this website: 101333306

Location: Offwell, East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Offwell

Built-Up Area: Offwell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Offwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Stone cross

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3/114 Offwell Village Cross


Cross shaft and plinth. Early C19, erected by the Reverend E. Copleston, Bishop of
Llandaff and Dean of St. Pauls. Granite ashlar. The cross shaft is carved with
vaguely Celtic-looking decoration with a small niche high on the front (south) side.
It stands on a slighly tapering plinth of rusticated granite. The following
inscription is cut around the plinth: "Cruwys and Copplestones when the Conqueror
came were at home". It is in fact a copy of C10 Copplestones Cross which stands on
the main Exeter - North Devon road at the junction of the parishes of Crediton
Hamlets, Down St Mary and Colebrooke. The size is about the same but the carving is

Listing NGR: SY1954399631

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