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HER Number:MDV116825
Name:Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Boundary stone within an area of tin working trial pits on Haytor Down


Grid Reference:SX 767 779
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age parallel reave system with three main east-west boundary works, an enclosure hut circles and cairns, a medieval enclosure, a pillow mound, an area of post-medieval tin pits and a post-medieval field system on Haytor Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1221537

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 18, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

An alignment of boundary stones running across the northern sector of Haytor Down between Green Lane and the Becka Brook, marking the Ilsington/Bovey Tracey and Ilsington/Manaton parish boundaries. The boundary follows in part the course of a prehistoric reave (SX 77 NE 31) across the southern ridge of the Black Hill spur and also coincides with that of the Saxon manor of Natsworthy. Several stones in the group were erected by the owner of the manor in the 1850s, the Duke of Somerset to demarcate the limit of his estate. The stones erected by the Duke are all of dressed granite standing to 0.9m high, with semi-circular tops. each has the inscription DS 1853 on the N face and an individual name on the south. For plan see RCHME 1999.
NB: Stone shown on Newman's plan lying to the south of the main alignment, in an area of tin pits at SX 7671 7799. Apparently not noted in description? Richards, A. F., 30/06/2022.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Stone shown as 'BS' on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 18, Figure 7. [Mapped feature: #76160 ]
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV116823Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV29216Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26570Related to: Clusters of tin pits on the eastern slopes of Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2022 10:59AM