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HER Number:MDV43486
Name:Boundary stone, Mill Leat, Totnes

Summary

An old parish boundary stone, a rectangular granite block incised with two letters on opposite faces and another round headed stone beside it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 801 611
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHEMPSTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/226

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'BS' marked on the Ordnance Survey Town map of 1855-1895.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 121NW. Revision of 1932-1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337452.

Stone" marked on Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1938.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 1963 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV60736.

"Stone" marked on Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1963.


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, 24 (Article in Serial). SDV149859.

Not on the present boundary which follows the river foreshore, but a short distance inland in a field at SX80206115, between the leat and the river. An old parish boundary stone, a rectangular granite block incised with two letters on opposite faces: D (for Dartington) and H (for Hempston, i.e. Littlehempston). Beside it, almost completely buried, another (older?) round headed stone. Masson-Phillips does not know whether the stones still exist as the field is now part of the Unigate Milk Depot and is no longer accessible.

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. 24.
SDV325925Article in Serial: HERALD EXPRESS. 1986. Boundary Stones to be Restored. Herald Express. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV337452Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 121NW. Revision of 1932-1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV60736Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 1963 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2018 12:12PM