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HER Number:MDV64235
Name:Boundary stone 1115m south-east of Bellever Bridge

Summary

Lettering on the south-east face. The upper line contains the letters TS carved onto the stone whilst below this is the letter H. The stone itself is 0.53m high, 0.43m wide at the base tapering to 0.03m at the top and is 0.09m thick. It is built across a Prehistoric boundary wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 765
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NE 142
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/324
  • Old SAM Ref: 28773
  • Pastscape: 913269

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 522 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152119, 17/03/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX 6656 7648 A boundary stone on Riddon Ridge standing 1115m south-east of Bellever Bridge.
Aligned at 50 degrees with lettering on the south-east face. The upper line contains the letters TS carved onto the stone whilst below this is the letter H. The stone itself is 0.53m high, 0.43m wide at the base tapering to 0.03m at the top and is 0.09m thick. It is built across a Prehistoric boundary wall.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape (Website). SDV363416.

(27/08/1992, Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Field Investigation) SX 6656 7655. An inscribed stone situated on the crest of the eastern flank of Riddon Ridge 530m east-north-east of Whiteslades House. The chisel-topped moorland slab stands 0.5m high and is 0.1m thick. It bears the inscription 'TS' in letters 0.09m high on its south-eastern face. A similarly inscribed block (SX 67 NE 143) lies 180m to the south-west. Three other stones (SX 67 NE 22, 140 and 141) with different inscriptions also lie on Riddon Ridge. Hemery (1983 522) suggests that they are probably tinners' bound stones.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 522.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152119, 17/03/1999.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #41357 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV64236Related to: Boundary stone 1160m south-south-east of Bellever Bridge (Monument)
MDV64237Related to: Boundary stone 1365m south-south-east of Bellever Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 2:59PM