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HER Number:MDV112638
Name:Boundary stone west of Princetown

Summary

This appears to be one of the DCP stones, probably dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked by a collection of stones inscribed in this manner to signify 'Directors of Convict Prisons'. Late 19th century historic map marks a possible parish boundary stone 'B.S.' just to the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 737
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XIX - 1867 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'B.S.' for Boundary Stone is marked at SX58261 73822 (presumably parish boundary), and 'Stone' is marked at SX58275 73796.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

As the First Edition map.


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

(Not entirely clear whether this is the stone Brewer refers to, but it seems likely).
Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on plan but not mentioned / photographed individually.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The modern map only marks the 'Stone' at the south-western corner of the enclosed area of the Prison Farm estate.


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

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV112640Related to: Boundary stone at The Lodge, Princetown (Monument)
MDV112639Related to: Boundary stone north of Station Road, Princetown (Monument)
MDV112641Related to: Boundary stone on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV15305Related to: Boundary stone on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV123082Related to: Boundary stone west of Princetown (Monument)
MDV117300Related to: Prison farm estate, Princetown (Monument)
MDV15304Related to: Stone north-east of South Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:13PM