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HER Number:MDV5678
Name:Boundary stone on Piles Hill Stone row, Harford and Ugborough parishes


19th century boundary stone on Piles Hill Stone row between Harford and Ugborough parishes. Upright granite stone slab of 1.3 metres high by 0.40 metres wide and 0.40 metres thick. Inscribed 'U' on the east face and 'H' the west face


Grid Reference:SX 653 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/18
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD (Between) to 1803 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Boundary Stone is marked on the late 19th century historic maps.

Worth, R. H., 1941, Dartmoor: 1788 - 1808, 203 (Article in Serial). SDV160667.

One of the 1803 boundary stones. Elevation approximately 380m. It stands 1.2m high by 0.3m by 0.3m. There is a group of a few large stones at its base. The letters H and U are incised, 12.7cm long by 10.2cm, on the west and east sides respectively. The stone is placed about 4.5m west of the Red Lake rail track and is about 18m out of line (east) of the line of other boundary stones visible from this point.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 63-4, Map 54, Figure 54.22 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Boundary stone shown as 'BS' on the west side of the railway that crosses 'Piles Hill double stone row'. The Ugborough/Harford boundary stone was put up in 1803.

Riley, H., 2021, Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Landscape, Harford and Ugborough, 3, 3.1 (Report - Survey). SDV364697.

Boundary between Ugborough and Harford parishes.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Stone shown as a small circle on modern mapping.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 26th April 2021, surveyed and photographed. Parish boundary stone Piles Hill stone row: upright granite stone slab, 1.3 metres high, 0.40 metres wide, 0.40 metres thick, inscribed 'U' and 'H' on east and west faces.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160667Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1941. Dartmoor: 1788 - 1808. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. Unknown. 203.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 63-4, Map 54, Figure 54.22.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3066Related to: Blackwood Path from Wrangaton Moor Gate to Hook Lake and Erme Pound, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5662Related to: Stone alignment on Piles Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway, Harford & Dratmoor Forest Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2022 9:52AM