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HER Number:MDV51517
Name:Prison boundary stone at Holming Beam corner

Summary

Dates to after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed "DCP" (Directors of Convict Prisons). A dressed granite post with a slightly pointed top measures 0.3m high and 0.23m square. It possesses the inscription DCP. This stone was partially obscured by roadside debris at the time of the 2002 survey visit and is either broken or recumbent, the arrow not visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1364159
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: SX57SE191
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/362

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, XIX - 1867 AD (Between) 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 map.

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

Erected after 1867 when the enlarged bounds of the prison were marked with 'DCP' stones. Inscribed 'DCP'. Marked on plan.

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

(23/08/2002) SX 59567497. A dressed granite post with a slightly pointed top measures 0.3m high and 0.23m square. It possesses the inscription DCP. This stone is partially obscured by roadside debris and is either broken or recumbent; the broad arrow is not visible.

Byng, B., 2007, Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project 2006/7. D.C.P. and other Stones, 16/03/2007 (Un-published). SDV361798.

SX59565 74976 DCP stone at Holming Beam corner recorded. Images show the stone has been hit by a car and is at an angle but is otherwise secure.

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.

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.
SDV361798Un-published: Byng, B.. 2007. Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project 2006/7. D.C.P. and other Stones. Dartmoor National Park. Microchip Project. A4 Ring Bound. 16/03/2007.
SDV361799Plan - sketch: Joy, R.. pre 2007. Annotated map of the Dartmoor Prison DCP stones. Digital. undated.

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV122637Related to: Prison boundary stone at Holming Beam (Monument)
MDV123079Related to: Prison boundary stone at junction west of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV123076Related to: Prison boundary stone at Oakery Bridge, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123077Related to: Prison boundary stone at roadside, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123078Related to: Prison boundary stone at roadside, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123075Related to: Prison boundary stone at Roundhill Cottage, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123080Related to: Prison boundary stone by leat (Monument)
MDV123074Related to: Prison boundary stone in road, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123073Related to: Prison boundary stone in wall, Princetown (Monument)
MDV123081Related to: Prison boundary stone near Rendlestone, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2021 1:03PM