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

Summary

Depicted on late 19th century historic maps, this stone 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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

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., 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.


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

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. [Mapped feature: #32054 ]
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)
MDV123081Related to: Prison boundary stone near Rendlestone, Princetown (Monument)
MDV5015Related to: Round barrow on North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:09PM