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HER Number:MDV69265
Name:Boundary stone on Buttern Hill, Gidleigh


A freestanding weathered granite stone on Buttern Hill measuring 1.35 metres high by 0.8 metres thick. It probably represents a post medieval boundary marker.


Grid Reference:SX 652 885
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE168
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 619268
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/312
  • Old SAM Ref: 34479

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (Constructed, Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Ancient Monuments, 2004, Schedule Note (Schedule Document). SDV226573.

(21/01/2004) Upright stone 1.35m high and tapering to a relatively flat top is probably a post Medieval boundary marker. Feature included in the monument along with part of a coaxial field system, Prehistoric settlements and cairns on 'Buttern Hill'.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Stone is visible on the aerial photography.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 19/04/2022 (Website). SDV364039.

(14/07/1978) A free standing, weathered granite pillar, 1.4m high by 0.8m square at the base stands on Buttern Hill at SX 65228853. The stone occupies a slight depression and there are no apparent packing stones. Situated on a ridge top in open moorland (citing OS card data: SX68NE168?).
(22/12/2003) SX 65218852. Upright stone measuring 1.35 metres high and tapering to a relatively flat top. Probably represents a post medieval boundary marker (EH Scheduling amendment).

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

'Stone' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226573Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 2004. Schedule Note. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #140728 ]
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 19/04/2022.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 15 2023 5:33PM