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HER Number:MDV99763
Name:Steps and former stile, on path leading to Church, Walkhampton

Summary

Steps and former stile, now gateway, on path leading to Church. Late C17. Flight of shallow granite steps leading to gateway, formerly stile, consisting of 2 posts with slots for horizontal pieces.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 536 699
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STEPS (XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • STILE (XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 322 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

In 1681 the southern approach to the church was improved and a stone stile was erected; of this the two posts and the step remain. There is an inscription on the adjoining wall "T. B.1681", the initials of the vicar.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV247378.

(Visited 31/1/1951) A block of granite recorded with inscription. Possibly part of a stone stile; two side stones of which are used as the present gateway close by. Each of these gate posts bear incisions of corresponding size in the ends of the stone and the 'stile' would compare with others of similar type in the neighbourhood. Condition of stone fair.


Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 343, Plate D (Article in Serial). SDV336081.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Steps are depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1171594 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WALKHAMPTON SX 56 NW 17/139 - Steps and former stile at SX 536699 - II
Steps and former stile, now gateway, on path leading to Church (q.v). Late C17. Flight of shallow granite steps leading to gateway, formerly stile, consisting of 2 posts with slots for horizontal pieces. Set back into the wall on the right-hand side is a piece of granite with 2 recessed panels inscribed '1T.B." "16.." (a break in the stone interrups the date). The initials are those of the Parson Thomas Bowen who came to the parish in 1683.
Listing NGR: SX5360069900

Sources / Further Reading

SDV247378Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 322.
SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 343, Plate D.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110424 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1171594.

Associated Monuments

MDV21216Parent of: Inscribed stone south-west of Church of St Mary, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV2328Related to: Church of St Mary, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2014 12:01PM