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HER Number:MDV131664
Name:Two boundary stones north of The Lodge, Walkhampton


Two inscribed granite boundary stones dated to between 1917-1932 with 'PCWW' on the western faces standing for Plymouth Corporation Water Works; these marked land boundary of Burrator Reservoir.


Grid Reference:SX 587 734
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: 19th century or earlier boundary stone marking a straight line between North and South Hessary Tors

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE156
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1064563

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, World War I to Early 20th Century - 1917 AD (Between) to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

Brewer, D., 1986, A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV309252.

Burrator reservoir was built across the Meavy by the Plymouth Corporation Water Works and opened in September 1898. Land has been purchased so that waters draining into the Meavy above the dam were all captured, and the bounds of this land is now marked by a number of boundary stones. These were not erected until between 1917 and 1932. All are dated and inscribed with the initials 'PCWW'.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(17/07/1995) SX 58747339 Two pointed- topped roughly dressed granite posts approximately 20m apart measure 1.4m high and 0.3m square with the letters PCWW above 1932 inscribed on their west faces.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV309252Monograph: Brewer, D.. 1986. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. Unknown.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. [Mapped features: #133312 ; #133313 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV131662Related to: Boundary stone 80m north-west of The Lodge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV131663Related to: Boundary stone 90m north-west of The Lodge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV112640Related to: Boundary stone at The Lodge, Princetown (Monument)
MDV112639Related to: Boundary stone north of Station Road, Princetown (Monument)
MDV15305Related to: Boundary stone on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV112641Related to: Boundary stone on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV131657Related to: Boundary stone south-east of The Lodge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV131665Related to: Boundary stone to the rear of Station Cottages, Princetown (Monument)
MDV112638Related to: Boundary stone west of Princetown (Monument)
MDV103325Related to: Burrator Reservoir (Monument)
MDV15304Related to: Stone north-east of South Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2021 1:07PM