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HER Number:MDV13192
Name:Boundary stone known as Little Petre to the north-east of Petre's Cross, Dartmoor Forest


Boundary stone known as Little Petre to the north-east of Petre's Cross


Grid Reference:SX 654 655
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/114

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Visited in December 1978. Extant boundary stone. The bondstone called Little Petre stands on the brow of the hill north-east of the Western White Barrow marking the boundary between Brent Moor and the Forest of Dartmoor. It is roughly squared of coarse grained grey granite and leans slightly down hill. The top is more or less flat. Height 1 metre 54 centimetres, width 43 centimetres at base, 28 centimetres at top, thickness 31 centimetres. The siting seems to be deliberately chosen so as to be visible from the valley, on the brow of the hill. From the valley the Western White Barrow is out of sight and only Little Petre can be seen.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs.

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

Circle shown on survey.

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

Small circle shown as 'BS' on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129030 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5165Related to: Boundary stone north-west of Petre's Cross (Monument)
MDV5192Related to: Petre's Cross within Western Whitebarrow, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5193Related to: Western White Barrow with a shelter and re-erected cross built on top, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2021 10:15AM