TWO CORNISH CROSSES AT SOUTH END OF GARDEN AND APPROXIMATELY 175 METRES SOUTH OF SCORRIER HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1309605
Date first listed:
01-Dec-1949
Date of most recent amendment:
12-Sep-1989
Statutory Address:
TWO CORNISH CROSSES AT SOUTH END OF GARDEN AND APPROXIMATELY 175 METRES SOUTH OF SCORRIER HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
TWO CORNISH CROSSES AT SOUTH END OF GARDEN AND APPROXIMATELY 175 METRES SOUTH OF SCORRIER HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Day
National Grid Reference:
SW7254143578

Details

ST DAY SCORRIER SW 74 SW 6/356 Two Cornish crosses at south end of garden and approx. 175 Dec 1949 metres south of Scorrier House (formerly listed as "2 stone crosses Scorrier House") GV II* Two Cornish crosses. Medieval. Granite, both wheelhead type, with integral shafts. No.l: the smaller of the two (identified by Dexter and Dexter as Scorrier No.1), mounted in a modern rectangular base, is rectangular in section and approx. 1 1/2 metres high, with chamfered corners to the shaft, and a sunk oval panel in each face, with a raised figure of Christ on the south face and a raised Latin cross on the north face. No.2: the larger of the two (identified by Langdon as Scorrier No.2), is set on a mound approx. 5 metres to the north-east of the first, and is rectangular in section and approx. 3 metres high, with a small head which has sunk panels with a cross in each side. Thick shrubbery round the shaft prevented closer inspection, but the drawings by Langdon show complicated zig- zag and saw-tooth decoration on all sides of the shaft, and a ring round each cross. According to Langdon, this formerly stood in the parish of St Wendron, at the junction of the road to Stythian with the Helston-Penryn road, but was bought by the Williams family in 1849, and brought here. References: A.G.Langdon Old Cornish Crosses (1898); T.F.G.Dexter and Henry Dexter Cornish Crosses Christian and Pagan (1938).

Listing NGR: SW7254143578

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
66922
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dexter, T F G, Dexter, H, Cornish Crosses Christian and Pagan, (1938)
Langdon, A G, Old Cornish Crosses, (1896)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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