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HER Number:MDV16862
Name:Guide post east of Lowery Cross

Summary

At lowery farm, near dousland, is a guide stone that used to stand on the course of the old track from tavistock to ashburton but was removed to the farm for use as a gate-post. It stands near lowery crossing immediately inside the north side of the hedge of the road about 50m from the crossing- keeper's cottage (prowse + worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 692
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUTE MARKER NON SPECIFIC (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Prowse, D. C. + Worth, R. H., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV163416.

At lowery farm, near dousland, is a guide stone that used to stand on the course of the old track from tavistock to ashburton but was removed to the farm for use as a gate-post. It stands near lowery crossing immediately inside the north side of the hedge of the road about 50m from the crossing- keeper's cottage (prowse + worth).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266529.

Prowse, d. C. + worth, r. H. /tda/66(1934)317,321 pl/on some guide stones standing on the course of the old track from tavistock to ashburton.


Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 400-401/plate 79b (Monograph). SDV231148.

Guidestone marking route from Tavistock to Ashburton was removed in the early 19th century from the Princetown area and erected as a gatepost at Lowery Farm. Stands in the north hedge of the road 50 yards east of the Keepers Cottage.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, no.55a (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV163416Migrated Record: Prowse, D. C. + Worth, R. H..
SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 400-401/plate 79b.
SDV266529Migrated Record:
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. no.55a.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2015 2:59PM