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HER Number:MDV17696
Name:Boundary stone on Lee Moor

Summary

This monument includes a boundary stone denoting the eastern edge of Hentor Warren and is situated on a gentle west facing slope on Lee Moor overlooking the valley of Spanish Lake. The stone stands 1.02m high and is 0.24m wide by 0.25m thick. The letters HWB2 are incised on the eastern face of the stone indicating that it is the second boundary marker of Hentor Warren.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 588 647
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/252
  • Old SAM Ref: 28797

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1982, Warren boundary stone (Worksheet). SDV152545.

(25/06/1982) SX 5898 6487 (approximate) Granite boundstone inscribed on one face with HWB2 (Hentor Warren Bound). Re-erected in 1981 by Dr. L. Bussell of Foxworthy, Lutton (info provided by Dr. Bussell).

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

Not recorded in project.

Brewer, D., 1986, A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor, 52-3 (Monograph). SDV309252.

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 1210 + 1211. (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

NB: Mercer refers to this site as x8 (or site no 1211) boundary marker with grid reference SX 5951 6520. This is incorrect. Mercer is really referring to SX56NE/290 when he describes this boundary marker (comment from SMR officer).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133551, 5/6/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX 5876 6466. This boundary stone denotes the eastern edge of Hentor Warren. The stone stands 1.02m high and is 0.24m wide by 0.25m thick. The letters 'HWB2' are incised on the eastern face of the stone indicating that it is the second boundary marker of Hentor Warren.
The stone is mentioned in an 1807 lease granted by Lord Boringdon to Peter Nicholls of Sheepstor, Warrener. This lease notes that this stone is 80 yards above the Willings Walls reave. The stone now stands over 500m from the reave and given that it is extremely unlikely that it would have been dragged here after the warren fell into disuse, the orginal description of its location may be suspect.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes a boundary stone denoting the eastern edge of Hentor Warren and is situated on a gentle west facing slope on Lee Moor overlooking the valley of Spanish Lake. The stone stands 1.02m high and is 0.24m wide by 0.25m thick. The letters HWB2 are incised on the eastern face of the stone indicating that it is the second boundary marker of Hentor Warren. The stone is mentioned in an 1807 lease granted by Lord Boringdon to Peter Nicholls of Sheepstor, a warrener. This monument is in the care of the Secretary of State.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV152545Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1982. Warren boundary stone. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 1210 + 1211..
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133551, 5/6/1996.
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. 52-3.
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.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82079 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV17695Related to: Boundary stone on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV13510Related to: Hentor Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV13511Related to: Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2020 10:08AM