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HER Number:MDV112635
Name:Boundary stone north-east of Little Mis Tor

Summary

A granite boundary stone on the north-western corner of the prison newtake. It is inscribed 'DCP', 'Directors of Convict Prisons'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 764
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 north-east of Little Mis Tor

Other References/Statuses

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

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XIX - 1850 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, 260-262, Fig 90 (Monograph). SDV350689.

Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on plan.


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

'Stone' is depicted on the modern map.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A granite boundary stone on the north-western corner of the prison newtake. It is inscribed 'DCP', 'Directors of Convict Prisons'.


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. 260-262, Fig 90.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #2916 ]
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV112636Related to: Boundary stone at Great Mis Tor (Monument)
MDV112634Related to: Boundary stone east-south-east of Little Mis Tor (Monument)
MDV55009Related to: Mistor Pan, natural feature (Monument)
MDV122637Related to: Prison boundary stone at Holming Beam (Monument)
MDV112633Related to: Prison boundary stone north-north-west of Mis Tor Farm (Monument)
MDV122604Related to: Prison boundary stones at Holming Beam, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:21PM