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HER Number:MDV51406
Name:Stone near Woodville Avenue, Princetown

Summary

'Stone' is depicted at this location on the late 19th century historic maps. This appears to be one of the DCP stones, and probably dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked by a collection of stones inscribed in this manner to signify 'Directors of Convict Prisons'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 736
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/68

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 historic maps.


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.

Stone marked on Joy's plan to the south-west of the church.

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: #32056 ]
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV123082Related to: Boundary stone west of Princetown (Monument)
MDV123073Related to: Prison boundary stone in wall, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7375 - Archaeological recording during construction of the Dousland to Rundlestone water main (Ref: 94.40)

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:10PM