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HER Number:MDV123078
Name:Prison boundary stone at roadside, Princetown

Summary

Dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed "DCP" (Directors of Convict Prisons). Has an Ordnance Survey brass benchmark bolt on the top.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 600 743
Map Sheet:SX67SW
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. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on road line. Image on page 262 may feature this stone, which has an Ordnance Survey brass bolt on its top. These bolts are around 60 millimetres in width and bear the letters 'OSBM' and an arrow on the circumference.


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

SX60009 742401. DCP / Ordnance Survey Stone on B3212 recorded.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Stone' is depicted on the modern mapping.


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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113575 ]
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.
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)
MDV123075Related to: Prison boundary stone at Roundhill Cottage, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123080Related to: Prison boundary stone by leat (Monument)
MDV123074Related to: Prison boundary stone in road, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123073Related to: Prison boundary stone in wall, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123081Related to: Prison boundary stone near Rendlestone, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:15PM