In the Gidleigh Churchyard, round the
back of the church and just below a large grave with iron railings all the
way around it.
O/S Grid Ref: SX/67061/88375
Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-): -3.88299/50.67980
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original purpose of this cross is unknown, although it is currently in use
as a headstone for the grave of William Sampson, who was a local farmer.
feet 6 inches (1.35 metres) tall. 1 foot 8½ inches (0.50 metres) across
This sturdy cross, which is in very
good condition, is chamfered all round with the exception of the base of
the shaft, which is square. The shaft tapers upwards, the head downwards
and the arms from the outside inwards. The only visible damage is a small
piece missing out of one corner of the base of the shaft. The socket stone
is generally square, but tapers slightly towards the top. It measures 24
inches (60 cm) wide, 15 in (38cm) high, 17 inches (43cm) deep.