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HER Number:MDV4661
Name:Cider press south of Sourton Tor

Summary

Sourton tor, 732m to the east of the western most rocks of sourton tors, a few metres south of the track which at that point forms the boundary of bridestowe parish, on the open moor lies half of a two piece poundstone, from the margin of which a fairly large piece has been broken. To the west can be found the spot where the stone was worked. Abandoned because of injury received in transport. The effective depth of the annular trough is 178mm, the rim intended to be heightened with wood, as was not unusual.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 545 892
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIDER PRESS (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 335 (Article in Serial). SDV336081.

Sourton tor, 732m to the east of the western most rocks of sourton tors, a few metres south of the track which at that point forms the boundary of bridestowe parish, on the open moor lies half of a two piece poundstone, from the margin of which a fairly large piece has been broken. To the west can be found the spot where the stone was worked. Abandoned because of injury received in transport. The effective depth of the annular trough is 178mm, the rim intended to be heightened with wood, as was not unusual.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 335.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2016 12:03PM