There seems to be very little information on the internet about Paynters Cross, and I can’t find any direct reference to it on any maps.
However, the ‘Street View’ on ‘Google Maps’ shows a small road sign on the A388 Road, which reads ‘Paynters Cross’. Underneath this sign is another sign which reads “Cargreen 2 ½ (miles)’ & ‘Landulpf 2 ¾ (miles)'.
The closest Village/Hamlet to the ‘Paynters Cross’ sign that I mention is just 140 yard off from the A388 Road. I can’t see any place name sign within this Hamlet, but perhaps this Hamlet is ‘Paynters Cross’? There are just six homes there.
From the very little information I can find about ‘Paynters Cross’, it seems that it used to be named “Penters Cross”, & there is a large estate just east of Paynters Cross/Penters Cross. The estate is called ‘Pentillie Castle and Estate’ & its address is Paynters Cross, St. Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6QD. The PENTILLIE Castle Estate seems to take its name from PENters Cross & James TILLIE, who built the place in 1698.
This whole area is 9 miles north-west from the port of Plymouth.