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HER Number:MDV130309
Name:Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest

Summary

Post-medieval boundary stone to the north-west of Yellowmeade Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 742
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUTE MARKER NON SPECIFIC (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Stone' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 106NE (Cartographic). SDV249909.

Worth, R. H., 1930, Proceedings at the Annual Meeting, 32-3 (Article in Serial). SDV231168.

The directing stones were placed at intervals of about 200 metres and extend from near the eastern end of the stone rows on the Longash Common eastward into the valley of the Meavy. The stones date from the end of the 17th century and replaced earlier stone crosses.

Prowse, D. C. + Worth, R. H., 1934, On Some Guide Stones Standing on the Course of the Old Track from Tavistock to Ashburton, 317, Plate 15 (Article in Serial). SDV258802.

Yellowmeade Farm. There is a guide stone, 430 metres north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, now acting as a gatepost in the Yellowmeade enclosure near Foggintor quarries, bearing the letters 'T' and 'A'. There is another nearer the house. Mark the way from Merrivale Bridge to Ashburton.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152365 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th June 1999. At SX56397441 is a route marker on southern edge of a prehistoric settlement 350 metres north-west of Yellowmeade Farm. Stone is 1.66 metres high by 0.38 metres wide the south side of which bears the letter'A' which is 0.16 metres high by 0.12 metres wide. On the west side is the letter 'T' which is 0.11 metres high by 0.12 metres wide at the top. The stone is roughly hewn with no tare and feather or wedge groove markings and no animal poaching.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 14-18, Map 44, Figure 44.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

The Tavistock to Ashburton guide stone to the south of the Yellowmeade prehistoric settlement.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Stone' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 14-18, Map 44, Figure 44.1.
SDV231168Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1930. Proceedings at the Annual Meeting. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 62. 32-3.
SDV249909Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 106NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV258802Article in Serial: Prowse, D. C. + Worth, R. H.. 1934. On Some Guide Stones Standing on the Course of the Old Track from Tavistock to Ashburton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 66. 317, Plate 15.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152365.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129303 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV16573Related to: Ashburton to Tavistock routemarker, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130310Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5017Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5017Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5017Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5017Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV130308Related to: Boundary stone south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV130319Related to: Boundary stone south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV77455Related to: Yellowmeade farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV80523Related to: Yellowmeade Leat, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2021 11:56AM