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HER Number:MDV15868
Name:Down Stone


The 'Dun' or 'Down Stone' formed part of the medieval boundary of Dawlish


Grid Reference:SX 939 749
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/81

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX97SW36, SX97SW 36 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV298752.

Davidson, J. B., 1881, The Early History of Dawlish, 116 (Article in Serial). SDV298750.

The 'Dun' or 'Down Stone'. This stone no longer exists but the meeting of the roads where it once stood sufficiently indicates its locality, where Holcombe Down formerly began. It formed part of the boundary of the seven manses of land at Dawlish granted to Leofric, later Bishop of Exeter, by Edward the Confessor in a charter of 1044. Lands still in the hands of his successor, Osbern, at the time of Domesday.

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological assessment of proposed development site at New Road, Teignmouth, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV280892.

Saxon boundary stone that no longer exists.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280892Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological assessment of proposed development site at New Road, Teignmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV298750Article in Serial: Davidson, J. B.. 1881. The Early History of Dawlish. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 13. 116.
SDV298752Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX97SW36. SX97SW 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV15869Related to: Down Stone, formed part of the medieval boundary of Dawlish (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 2:00PM