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HER Number:MDV30596
Name:Boundary stone at Dry Bridge

Summary

Shown on historic maps; roughly squared granite post, taller and thinner than the others nearby and inscribed 'PW 1746' on south side, for Philip Woodley whose family held Halshanger from the late 16th century to the mid 20th century. Situated on Ashburton-Buckland boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 739 744
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/282

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'B. S.' (boundary stone) depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 664 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Boundary stone near Cold East Cross marks the meeting place of the manor boundaries of Halshanger, Blackslade and Buckland. The initials are those of Philip Woodley whose family held Halshanger from 1586-1925 when it was purchased by William Whitley.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

12/1/1982 Boundary stone. Roughly squared granite post, taller and thinner than the others nearby and inscribed PW 1746 on south side. Situated on Ashburton-Buckland boundary.


Brown, M., 1996, A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor, 12 (Monograph). SDV361770.

The fifth stone (from Blackslade Ford heading to Cold East Cross) is another 'odd one out'; a tall pillar bearing the inscription 'PW 1746'. The letters refer to Peter Woodleigh, Lord of Halshanger Manor. The reason for the date is something of a mystery as a stone stood at the spot much earlier; a 'longstone near Chagford Way' being named in a boundary report of 1683. This suggests a large pillar stood at this spot as early as 1683.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Boundary stone west of Dry Bridge. Built into a curving earthwork. One of several boundary stones that define the parish boundary between Buckland and Ashburton.
Condition is stable. SX73950 74460.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 664.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #17166 ]
SDV361770Monograph: Brown, M.. 1996. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A5 Paperback. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV30643Related to: Boundary stone in cairn, 100 metres north-west of Cold East Cross (Monument)
MDV30598Related to: Boundary stone on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV61838Related to: Streamwork on Blackslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 2:32PM