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White Moor Stone

Hob Uid: 443700
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Throwleigh, Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6335089470
Summary : A standing stone of unknown date standing on the parish boundary between Lydford, South Tawton and Throwleigh.
More information : (SX 63358947) White Moor Stone (Monolith) (NR) (1)

The White Moor Stone forms parts of the boundary of the parishes of Lydford, South Tawton and Throwleigh. It is possible that it may have been stolen from the stone circle (SX 68 NW 2) which lies 520 feet to the north north west, but Crawford believes it to be in situ. Measurements of the stone, are height 5 feet 6 inches, width 3 feet and less than 6 inches thick. By comparison the largest stone in the circle is 4 feet 7 inches high, 3 feet 4 inches wide and 7 inches thick. (2,3)

SX 63358948. The White Moor Stone stands on a gentle eastern slope, approximately 650m north-east of Hound Tor. It is a granite boundary stone which marks the point where Dartmoor Forest, South Tawton and Throwleigh parishes meet.
The stone, which leans slightly to the north, stands 1.7m high and is up to 1m wide. The west face bears the inscription `DC' and `TP', the initials of Duchy of Cornwall and Throwleigh Parish, and on the east face is the single letter `T' for Tawton. All inscribed letters are 0.12m to 0.19m high.
Crossing (a) suggested that the stone could have originally been a freestanding menhir associated with the nearby stone circle (SX 68 NW 2) or alternatively it had been robbed from the circle itself for reuse as a boundary marker. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
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Vol(s) : 72, 1940
Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (O G S Crawford undated)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Newman P. 20-SEP-1993 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4a
Source : Crossing's guide to Dartmoor
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Source : SX 68 NW/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Boundary Stone
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 483
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX68NW025
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24135
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 6
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-09-20
End Date : 1993-09-20