The Origins of Paignton Cross

placeholder gifPaignton Palace and Cross, Devonshire.

This stone was originally set here by the Saxons on the order of St. Augustine. It was a pagan menhir placed here to mark the site of the first christian church. The steps are said to be twelth century.

In 1870 the vicar of Paignton organised subscriptions to have the menhir dressed and a cross placed on top.

Written by Ken Rowe


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Title Value
Description:  
Written by Ken Rowe
Organisation Paignton Preservation Society
Website http://www.torbay.gov.uk/
Item  
Identifier ref 1109
Creator   Hooker, W I  
Contributor   Higham, T (engraver)  
Date   C1817  
Format   monoprint; 80 mm x 90 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Torre Abbey  
Subject   Paignton. Episcopal palace  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torre Abbey  
Rights   Torre Abbey Museum  
Keywords architecture monuments farming trees