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HER Number:MDV41396
Name:Prince of Wales Boundary Stone on Haytor Down


Prince of Wales boundary Stone on Haytor Down one of eleven stones on the boundary between ilsington, Manaton and Bovey Tracey parishes


Grid Reference:SX 761 783
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1221537
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Prince of Wales B.S.' shown on 19th century map.

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

'Prince of Wales (B.S.)' shown on early 20th century map.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised) (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

One of an alignment of boundary stones running across the northern sector of Haytor Down between Green Lane and the Becka Brook, marking the Ilsington/Bovey Tracey and Ilsington/Manaton parish boundaries. The boundary follows in part the course of a prehistoric reave (SX 77 NE 31) across the southern ridge of the Black Hill spur and also coincides with that of the Saxon manor of Natsworthy. Several stones in the group were erected by the owner of the manor in the 1850s, the Duke of Somerset to demarcate the limit of his estate. The stones erected by the Duke are all of dressed granite standing to 0.9m high, with semi-circular tops. each has the inscription DS 1853 on the N face and an individual name on the south.
This stone lies at SX 7617 7835 and is known as 'Prince of Wales'.

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

'Prince of Wales (BS)' shown on modern mapping in a gap in the parallel reave system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. [Mapped feature: #137568 ]
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #24551 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV41405Related to: Boundary stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116829Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116831Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116828Related to: Hole Stone Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV41403Related to: Old Jack Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV41555Related to: Old William Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV8111Related to: 'Owlacombe Burrow' Boundary Stone on the border of Bovey Tracey and Ilsington parishes (Monument)
MDV26623Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System east of Smallacombe Rocks (Monument)
MDV37308Related to: Prince Albert Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV41401Related to: Victoria Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV41398Related to: Writenol Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2022 11:00AM