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HER Number:MDV28801
Name:Boundary stone on Roborough Down


Depicted on early 20th century historic maps, but not on more recent editions and not located for parish checklist. May have been erected on the site of 'Brokencrosse', marked on a late 16th century map of Plymouth Leat.


Grid Reference:SX 507 638
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 27
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/143
  • Pastscape: 439566

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'B.S.' (boundary stone) is indicated on the early 20th century historic map but not shown on later 20th century editions.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 302 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

'Brokencrosse' is marked on a late 16th century map of Plymouth Leat as standing between the road (to Tavistock) across Roborough Down, and the leat. It is possible that the site of the cross is now occupied by a rough tapering block of Roborough Down stone, the top of which is fashioned into a letter "B" cut in relief.
This stone is a boundary-mark of the parishes of Bickleigh and Buckland Monachorum, and is situated near the southern extremity of Roborough Down, just to the east of the main road, nearly opposite the Buckland turning.

Gray, V., 1985, Boundary stone on Roborough Down (Worksheet). SDV155023.

23/11/1985: Stone not located.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155023Worksheet: Gray, V.. 1985. Boundary stone on Roborough Down. Parish Checklist. Unknown.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 302.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #15952 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2016 11:22AM