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HER Number:MDV29216
Name:Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Boundary stone marking lands of George Templer and the Duke of Somerset and inscribed 'T' and 'S' on opposing faces


Grid Reference:SX 764 779
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age parallel reave system with three main east-west boundary works, an enclosure hut circles and cairns, a medieval enclosure, a pillow mound, an area of post-medieval tin pits and a post-medieval field system on Haytor Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Brewer, K. + Brewer, D, 1985, Boundary Stone (Worksheet). SDV294604.

Granite boundary stone, well worked with rounded top. "T" very well executed. "S" is crude.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 31, Map 2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Boundary stone 'g'. Stone not on a parish boundary but is of similar shape to the 'Duke' stones though without his initials.

Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 44 (Monograph). SDV341541.

Stone marking lands of George Templer and the Duke of Somerset. George Templer developed the Haytor Quarries from 1813.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 18 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

A granite post with the letters 'S' and 'T' on opposing faces is not obviously associated with a known boundary.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Stone shown as 'BS' on survey.

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

Feature shown on survey.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, Q2 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Worked stone with rounded top, with a “T” on the north west side and capital “S” on the south east side. Stone in slight depression. Intact, slightly leaning and partially out of the ground, at 392 metre elevation. Two photos, one with the “T” on it, the other with “S” on it.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294604Worksheet: Brewer, K. + Brewer, D. 1985. Boundary Stone.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 31, Map 2.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 44.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86431 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 18.
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. Q2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV26570Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116825Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV14195Related to: Building at west end of Opencast Tin Workings to the north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)
  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 1:04PM