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HER Number:MDV123074
Name:Prison boundary stone in road, Princetown

Summary

Dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed "DCP" (Directors of Convict Prisons), this example is set into the road surface.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, XIX - 1867 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. This unique example Consists of an 8.5 inch square stone set flush into the road surface at the entrance to the roadway to North Hessary Tor. Brewer records that this stone was said to have formerly been in the wall fronting on to the road but when the road up to Hessary Tor was made up, the wall was set further back, in the 1950s, when the television mast was erected.
Could not be seen in October 2001 - roadway resurfaced. Inscribed 'DCP'. Photograph included. Note the arrow is above the letters on this example.


Byng, B., 2007, Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project 2006/7. D.C.P. and other Stones, 06/03/2007 (Un-published). SDV361798.

SX57560 74961. DCP Stone in road (North Hessary Tor road to TV mast) recorded.


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

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.
SDV361798Un-published: Byng, B.. 2007. Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project 2006/7. D.C.P. and other Stones. Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project. A4 Ring Bound. 06/03/2007. [Mapped feature: #113571 ]
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV51517Related to: Prison boundary stone at Holming Beam corner (Monument)
MDV123079Related to: Prison boundary stone at junction west of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV123076Related to: Prison boundary stone at Oakery Bridge, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123077Related to: Prison boundary stone at roadside, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123078Related to: Prison boundary stone at roadside, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123075Related to: Prison boundary stone at Roundhill Cottage, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123080Related to: Prison boundary stone by leat (Monument)
MDV123073Related to: Prison boundary stone in wall, Princetown (Monument)
MDV112633Related to: Prison boundary stone north-north-west of Mis Tor Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:14PM