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HER Number:MDV43464
Name:Boundary stone, Little Cottage Farm, Plymouth Road, Totnes


A boundary stone in the wall of Little Cottage farm marking the pre 1832 borough.


Grid Reference:SX 797 603
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/151

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Circa, XIX - 1822 AD to 1822 AD)

Full description

HERALD EXPRESS, 1986, Boundary Stones to be Restored (Article in Serial). SDV325925.

Historic boundary stones round Totnes are to be restored by Devon County Council.
Totnes town councillor heard that the recent beating of the bounds was supported by 200 people but some problems were encountered finding some of the boundary stones. Some protection to be put around the stones on the highways.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1986, The bounds of the Borough of Totnes, 21-22 (Article in Serial). SDV149859.

Boundary stone in the wall of Little Cottage Farm marking the pre 1832 borough. Portion of an octagonal-section granite shaft on the outer surface of which letters B B are incised vertically.

Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

Jenkinson, T., 2018, Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379) (Report - Survey). SDV324109.

Site visit 20th February 2018. Boundary stone dating from circa 1822 set in wall of house on north side of Plymouth Road. Inscribed 'B B' for Borough Bounds. In fair condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149859Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1986. The bounds of the Borough of Totnes. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 118. A5 Hardback. 21-22.
SDV324109Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325925Article in Serial: HERALD EXPRESS. 1986. Boundary Stones to be Restored. Herald Express. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #91718 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2018 12:07PM