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HER Number:MDV118815
Name:Central of three Boundary Stones marking the eastern boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey

Summary

Central of three boundary stones marking the eastern boundary of Headland Warren. Boundary Stone (13) inscribed 'WB' shown on an 18th century map

Location

Grid Reference:SX 696 809
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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.

Central of three 'Stones' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Newman , P., 2001, Headland Warren Part 3: The Warren (Report - Survey). SDV359913.

Boundary Stone (13) inscribed 'WB' is one od 15 stones marking the boundary of Headland Warren which were present on a map of 1790.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Stone shown on survey.


Jenkinson, T., 2007, Miscellaneous Milestones and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads, 21/02/2007 (Report - Survey). SDV361800.

Boundary stone 50 metres uphill and north of Firth Bridge downhill from the road and just above a small hawthorn on west side of road (SX69662 80929). Worn granite marker in exposed position. Legend ‘AP’ and ‘WN’ (no longer decipherable) relate to ‘erstwhile warreners’ (D. Brewer, 1986). ‘WB’ refers to ‘Warren Bounds’. Thought to date to around c. 1870.


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

'Stone' shown on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The monument, which falls into three areas of protection, includes three warren boundary stones situated on a south west-facing slope of Hookney Tor overlooking the valley of the West Webburn River. The northern boundary stone survives as a 1.12 metre high granite pillar with two inscriptions on its eastern face. The upper one reads`B', referring to North Bovey parish, and the lower one `WB' relating to the warren bounds. The middle boundary stone is 0.88 metres high and is inscribed on its north eastern face with three separate groups of letters. At the top are the letters `AP', whilst below these are `WB' and below them `WN'. The top and bottom inscriptions may refer to an individual warrener, whilst the central `WB' inscription refers to the warren bounds. The southern boundary stone is 0.9 metres high and is inscribed with the letters `WB' on its eastern face. These stones form part of a group of at least 16 stones which denote the edges of Headland Warren. Headland Warren covers about 246 hectares and includes at least 37 pillow mounds, five vermin traps, six rectilinear enclosures and the warren house itself. The warren was certainly in existence by 1754 and continued in use until around 1920.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #78075 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359913Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2001. Headland Warren Part 3: The Warren. English Heritage Survey Report. A1/20/2001. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361800Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2007. Miscellaneous Milestones and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads. Milestone Society. Digital. 21/02/2007.

Associated Monuments

MDV6549Part of: Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV60226Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV113586Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV113589Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118777Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118778Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118779Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118780Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118813Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV41465Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV44110Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV113588Related to: Boundary Stone marking the boundary of Headland Warren,North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118816Related to: Southern of three Boundary Stones marking the eastern boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001)
  • EDV7612 - Miscellaneous Milestone and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 3:17PM