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HER Number:MDV116679
Name:Boundary stone 100 metres south of South Hessary Tor


A granite boundary stone of post medieval origin measuring 1.6 metres high, 0.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick.


Grid Reference:SX 597 722
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: 19th century or earlier boundary stone 100 metres south-south-east of South Hessary Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 163
  • Pastscape: 1064677
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Boundary Stone is depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping.

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

'BS' for Boundary Stone is depicted on the modern mapping.

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

An upright stone located 110 metres south-south-east of South Hessary Tor marks the boundary of the Dartmoor Forest and Walkhampton parishes. The chisel-topped granite post measures 1.6 metres high, 0.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick. There is no obvious inscription (citing Probert, S. A. J., 16/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).
As described in 1994 (citing Newman, P., 01/08/2006, English Heritage Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #3462 ]
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