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HER Number:MDV5024


Direction stone, stood opposite the parish boundary stone, and probably indicated the road to Ashburton.


Grid Reference:SX 575 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/129

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUTE MARKER NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XIX - 1770 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 106NE (Cartographic). SDV249909.

'Stones' marked on OS 6" (1906) map.

Prowse, A. B., 1906, The Forest Bounds Near Princetown, 413-415 (Article in Serial). SDV250087.

Old menhir known as the Roundle gave its name to the hamlet of Rundlestone. Possibly situated about 50m west of junction of main road and branch road. Author found what may have been the base of the menhir.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 157-9 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.

Rundlestone. Direction stone, stood opposite the parish boundary stone (No 51) within living memory. Probably bore an a cut in relief within a recessed panel, and indicating the road to Ashburton. Comparable with No 16 (Gallantry Bower) and No 14 (Cross Furzes). Said to have been broken up when a wall was built near it. A track from the direction of Princetown over North Hessary Tor joins the road at Rundlestone at the point where the direction stone formerly stood. Marked on map of Dartmoor (1812), and named the 'Rundle Stone'. OS marked it in 1882 in this position.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV249910.

Jenkinson, T., 2004, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250089.

Milestone stood at Rundlestone Corner opposite road to North Hessary. Inscription ‘Tavistock 6 miles Moretonhampstead 14’. Condition worn c1772.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 157-9.
SDV249909Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 106NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV249910Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV250087Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1906. The Forest Bounds Near Princetown. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. 413-415.
SDV250089Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV80802Related to: K6 Telephone box, Rendlestone (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 2:26PM