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HER Number:MDV31023
Name:Ten Commandments Stone, Buckland Beacon

Summary

Ten Commandments carved on two large stones on south side of Buckland Beacon and dated 15/12/27 - 14/6/28.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 731
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/7/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INSCRIBED STONE (XX - 1927 AD to 1928 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 666 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Mr William Whitley (of Welstor) had the 10 commandments engraved on two tablets. A sculptor named W. A. Clement was employed for this purpose and lived in a hut on the fringe of the woods below the beacon while engaged on the work.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland-In-The-Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

(1983) Ten commandments carved on two large stones on south side of Buckland Beacon and dated 15/12/27 - 14/6/28. See worksheet for photograph.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 56 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Stones on Buckland Beacon inscribed with the ten commandments. SX7350073100. Two large, faced granite slabs with biblical inscriptions on the south-east side of the Buckland Beacon outcrop. Condition is stable.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 666.
  • Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland-In-The-Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 56.

Associated Monuments

MDV7977Related to: Buckland Beacon (Monument)
MDV30589Related to: Grey Mare boundary stone south of Buckland Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2016 8:48AM