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HER Number:MDV6877
Name:Boundary stone 110 metres north-west of St Mary's Church

Summary

Boundary stone north-west of St Mary's Church. Granite pillar measuring 1.4 metres high. On the southern face of the stone is a cross carved in relief as well as a 4 centimetre diameter and 1.5 centimetre deep circular hollow at the top of the southern face. On the northern face there is another similar hollow and this measures 3 centimetres in diameter and 1.5 centimetres deep. The western face of the pillar bears eroded carvings which are no longer clearly discernible but are said to include wavy lines, St Andrew's crosses and hour glass markings.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 941
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSticklepath
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SW 3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 786
  • Old SAM Ref: 28756
  • Pastscape: 444136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 331 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

This is not a stone cross but a boundary-stone of the parish. Writers who have mentioned it have probably over-estimated its age.
By the roadside at the western end of the village of Sticklepath is a tall stone of rectangular section, tapering slightly upwards. It is a tall stone of rectangular section, tapering slightly upwards. One face bears incised markings, including wavy lines, St Andrew's crosses, and "hour-glass" (?) markings, whilst another face bears a Latin cross in relief, the top of the shaft ending in a circular knob. The other two faces are plain.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1954, SX69SW3, 7/1/1954 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV222511.

A medieval boundary stone.

Fulford Williams, H., 1957, Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch, 234 (Article in Serial). SDV337291.

Ancient Monuments, 1970, Boundary stone 110m north west of St Mary's Church, 19/3/1970 (Schedule Document). SDV222505.

Shaft of stone cross; square section with well rounded corners. Weathered carved cross on western face.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152200, 22/2/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Boundary stone on western edge of Sticklepath village. 1.4 metres high granite stone, 0.4 metres wide on east face and 0.3 metres wide on the south face. On the southern face is a cross carved in relief. The cross is 5 millimetres above the surrounding surface and measures 0.7 metres high by up to 0.16 metres wide. On the top of this face is a 4 centimetre and 1.5 centimetre deep circular hollow. On the northern face is another measuring 3 centimetres in diameter and 1.5 centimetres deep. The west face bears eroded carvings, which are no longer discernible. Surrounded by nettles and brambles, although an attempt has been made to clear them. Overhung by branches from two trees.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Boundary Stone' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 12/07/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

The monument includes a boundary stone situated at the foot of rising ground 110m north west of St Mary's Church. The granite pillar measures 1.4m high by 0.4m wide on the eastern face and 0.3m thick on the southern side. On the southern face of the stone is a cross carved in relief. This cross is 0.5cm proud of the stone surface and measures 0.7m high by up to 0.16m wide. At the top of the southern face is a 4cm diameter and 1.5cm deep circular hollow. On the northern face there is another similar hollow and this measures 3cm in diameter and 1.5cm deep. The western face of the pillar bears eroded carvings which are no longer clearly discernible but are said to include wavy lines, St Andrew's crosses and hour glass markings.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 12/07/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Only the shaft remains height 6' 3". (Large Scale / Small Scale Map Revisers Comment L S Reviser (G W RISDON) 22.10.52)
(SX 63889413) Boundary Stone (NR). (Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 25" 1953)
No change. Published survey 1/2500 correct. (Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 23-JUL-74)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222505Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1970. Boundary stone 110m north west of St Mary's Church. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown. 19/3/1970.
SDV222511Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1954. SX69SW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 7/1/1954.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 331.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152200, 22/2/1999.
SDV337291Article in Serial: Fulford Williams, H.. 1957. Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 234.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #44671 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 12/07/2016.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 12/07/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2020 2:31PM