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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


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 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.

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

Stone shown as a small circle on modern mapping.

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. [Mapped feature: #128719 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3066Related to: Blackwood Path, 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: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2021 11:12AM