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HER Number:MDV4231
Name:Boundary stone at Stony Bottom, Ugborough

Summary

Unverified. Crossing refers to a boundary stone with the initials 'H' and 'U' incised on it in Stony Bottom. However, this could not be found in 1974 and it may be that Crossing confused this site with that at Dry Lake, about 3/4 of a mile to the south (where a 'U' stone is sited).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 649
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE? (XVIII to XX - 1750 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 396 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Crossing refers to a boundary stone with the initials 'H' and 'U' incised on it in Stony Bottom. However, this could not be found in 1974 and it may be that Crossing confused this site with that at Dry Lake, about 3/4 of a mile to the south (where a 'U' stone is sited).
Before the building of the Red Lake railway it would have been very easy to confuse the two. There is no pillar type of stone at Stony Bottom, and the boundary stones on each side of the hollow are too small to bear an inscription.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 396.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2016 12:03PM