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|Name:||Ten Commandments Stone, Buckland Beacon|
Ten Commandments carved on two large stones on south side of Buckland Beacon and dated 15/12/27 - 14/6/28.
|Grid Reference:||SX 735 731|
|Admin Area||Dartmoor National Park|
|Civil Parish||Buckland in the Moor|
|Ecclesiastical Parish||BUCKLAND IN THE MOOR|
Protected Status: none recorded
- Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/7/1
Monument Type(s) and Dates
- INSCRIBED STONE (XX - 1927 AD to 1928 AD (Between))
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.
|MDV7977||Related to: Buckland Beacon (Monument)|
|MDV30589||Related to: Grey Mare boundary stone south of Buckland Beacon (Monument)|
Associated Finds: none recorded
- EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey
|Date Last Edited:||Mar 4 2016 8:48AM|
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