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HER Number:MDV51404
Name:Boundary stone north of North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Boundary stone north of North Hessary Tor shown on historic maps probably dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. May be inscribed "DCP" (Directors of Convict Prisons).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 743
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE158
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1064607
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XIX - 1867 AD to 1899 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Stone' is marked on the late 19th century and later historic maps. Possible parish boundary marker.

Brewer, D., 1986, A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV309252.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(17/07/1995) SX57837430 A inscribed boundary stone located at the foot of a wall which marks the western edge of Prison Farm 100m NNW of North Hessary Tor. The dressed granite post is square in section with a low pointed top and it measures 0.23m wide by 0.35m high. The letters DCP 0.1m high appear above an arrow on the west face. Brewer (1986) concludes that the letters refer to the 'Directors of Convict Prisons' but he gives no dates.

Brewer, D., 2002, Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor, 260-62, Fig 90 (Monograph). SDV350689.

(Not entirely clear whether this is the stone Brewer refers to, but it seems likely).
Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on plan but not mentioned / photographed individually.

Probert, S. A. J., 2002?, An archaeological survey and evaluation of Dartmoor Prison Farm (Report - Survey). SDV364452.

(23/08/2002) No change.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Stone' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Joy, R., pre 2007, Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones, undated (Plan - sketch). SDV361799.

Marked on Joy's plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV309252Monograph: Brewer, D.. 1986. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. Unknown.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #133317 ]
SDV350689Monograph: Brewer, D.. 2002. Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor. Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers on and Around the Moor. Hardback Volume. 260-62, Fig 90.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV15306Related to: Boundary stone 260 metres north-north-west of North Hessary Tor (Monument)
MDV131561Related to: Cairn north of North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV131561Related to: Cairn north of North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV131561Related to: Cairn north of North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV131561Related to: Cairn north of North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV123081Related to: Prison boundary stone near Rendlestone, Princetown (Monument)
MDV5015Related to: Round barrow on North Hessary Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8714 - Survey of Dartmoor Prison Farm
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2021 1:20PM