|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1838 Penaluna|
|History:||Okasha/1993, 318: `This stone was probably the one described by Penaluna in 1838: `On Waterpit Downs is an ancient cross'...It was certainly recorded in 1873 by Maclean: `There stood formerly on `Waterpit Down'...a very fine way-side cross, the base of which still remains in situ at the angle formed by the junction of the ancient roads...The shaft itself was removed about seventeen years ago to a neighbouring farm, called Trekeek, where it forms the base upon which works the pivot of the horse power of a threshing machine'...In June 1889 the stone was moved back to the roadside by Colonel S.G. Bake. It was then found to be inscribed...In 1949 Macalister described the stone in its present position...it is not certain how this came about'.|
|Dimensions:||2.04 x 0.66 x 0.27 (Okasha/1993)|
Okasha/1993, 318: `The stone is about 5km. from Tintagel, on the right-hand side of the unclassified road from Tintagel to Davidstow, about 0.5km. beyond the junction of this road with the B 3266'.
|Form:||Cramp shaft B|
Okasha/1993, 319: `The stone is a carved cross-shaft'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
|Decorations:||geometric ribbon interlace|
Macalister/1949, 180: `The stone is covered with interlacing and other ornament, probably cut and rubbed, but the surface is so badly disintegrated that the technical details cannot be determined'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||CR | VX | ME | VR | OC|
Macalister/1949 180 reading only
|Okasha, E. (1985):||--] | [--] | [--] | [--] | [--|
Okasha/1993 320 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; n/a ; panel|
Macalister/1949, 180: `The inscription is on the central panel of the western face'. Macalister goes on to read the inscription in five lines.
Okasha/1993, 320: `in a panel...set in five lines reading horizontally'.
Macalister/1949, 180: `probably cut and rubbed'.
|Date:||800 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)|
1000 - 1099 (Thomas/1994)
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, Plate LXI (1050), shows an inscription in half-uncial.|
Macalister/1949, 180: `surface is...badly disintegrated'.
Okasha/1993, 320: `The text is now illegible'.