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HER Number:MDV4135
Name:Boundary stone on Half Bridge


Parish boundary stone at Half Bridge inscribed 'Tavi Stock Mary Tavy'. Late 18th century, re-set 20th century, inscribed. Microchipped.


Grid Reference:SX 502 766
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK AND MARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII - 1751 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 150-1 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.

Boundary stone, by bridge about 3km north east of Tavistock. At the south end of the parapet stood an old parish boundary stone, two inclined faces with the following inscription in incised letters: Tavi/Stock and Mary/Tavy. This stone has been turned over and lies face downwards by the roadside.

Byng, B., 2005, Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts (Un-published). SDV357004.

Microchipped 09/10/2005.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2008, A386 Tavistock to Okehampton (Report - Survey). SDV323813.

Parish boundary stone of light faced granite situated on west side of Half Bridge. The legend, 'Tavi Stock Mary Tavy' has eroded and is difficult to read. Dates from c1822.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1305528 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

MARY TAVY SX 57 NW 4/64 Boundary stone at NGR 503 767 - II
Boundary stone. Late C18, re-set C20. Granite. Irregular block with splayed front with 2 faces, lettering: "Tavistock" to left and "Mary Tavy" to right.
Listing NGR: SX5022376683

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 150-1.
SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #24511 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1305528.
SDV357004Un-published: Byng, B.. 2005. Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts. A4 Ring Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2944 - Devon Milestone Survey
  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2014 4:21PM