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HER Number:MDV116677
Name:Boundary stone at South Hessary Tor


A granite boundary stone of 1917 date inscribed "PCWW" for the Plymouth Corporation Water Works. It measures 1.4 metres high by 0.3 metres square.


Grid Reference:SX 596 723
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: 20th century or earlier boundary stone South Hessary Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 171
  • Pastscape: 1064747

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (World War I - 1917 AD to 1917 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1950-1954, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV350147.

Stone is depicted on the mid-20th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Stone is depicted on the modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

For the history of this stone see SX 57 SE 150 (citing Brewer, D., 1986, A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor).
SX59707236 A pointed-topped roughly dressed granite post measures 1.4 metres high and 0.3 metres square with the letters PCWW above 1917 inscribed on its west face (citing Probert, S. A. J., 17/07/1995, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).
As described in 1995 (citing Newman, P., 01/08/2006, English Heritage Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation).
Cramber Tor Survey 2002, Site WA010 (citing Wessex Archaeology 2002 Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950-1954. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #3461 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV15304Related to: Stone north-east of South Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 2 2016 11:48AM