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HER Number:MDV112633
Name:Prison boundary stone north-north-west of Mis Tor Farm


Depicted on late 19th century historic maps. Marks the western edge of the prison bounds. It is inscribed 'DCP', 'Directors of Convict Prisons'.


Grid Reference:SX 569 758
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Boundary stone dating to at least the late 19th century, 300 metres north-north-west of Mis Tor Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/68/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XIX - 1867 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'B.S.' for boundary stone is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Brewer, D., 2002, Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor, 260-62, Fig 90 (Monograph). SDV350689.

Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on plan. Additional sites of DCP stones are marked at the north-east and south-eastern corners of the Mis Tor Farm area; these may no longer be in place.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

'Stone' is depicted on the modern map.

Joy, R., pre 2007, Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones, undated (Plan - sketch). SDV361799.

Stone marked on Joy's plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350689Monograph: Brewer, D.. 2002. Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor. Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor. Hardback Volume. 260-62, Fig 90.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #2914 ]
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV112634Related to: Boundary stone east-south-east of Little Mis Tor (Monument)
MDV112635Related to: Boundary stone north-east of Little Mis Tor (Monument)
MDV112632Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Rundlestone (Monument)
MDV123074Related to: Prison boundary stone in road, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123081Related to: Prison boundary stone near Rendlestone, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:12PM