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HER Number:MDV438
Name:Borough Boundary Stone, Castle Street


Borough boundary stone formerly built into wall near Castle house, present location unknown.


Grid Reference:SS 496 189
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Unknown date)

Full description

Matis, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV348691.

Doe, G. M., 1939, Address of the President, 58 (Article in Serial). SDV14615.

The ancient borough boundary ended at the foot of the precincts of the old castle. A large boulder near a door leading from Castle Street into the grounds of Castle House was partly built into the wall. When the street was widened the wall was set back and the stone was built into the pavement in situ. Its dimensions were about two feet four inches by one foot six inches by nine inches. On this stone the oldest 'Blue Boy' used to be periodically whipped with nettles, and received a guinea in compensation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14615Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1939. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 58.
SDV348691Monograph: Matis. Illustrated Guide to Torrington. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2011 11:35AM