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ID:SDV258802
Title:On Some Guide Stones Standing on the Course of the Old Track from Tavistock to Ashburton
Originator:Prowse, D. C. + Worth, R. H.
Date:1934
Summary:Before 1911 six guide stones marking out a way from east end of Merrivale Stone Rows to approximately 490m south-east of Yellowmead Farm were known. Since then five more, and possibly a sixth, have been identified along with others which have been removed to other locations. They mostly stand, if still standing, between 1.5m and 2m above ground and measure about 250mm x 380mm at base. Donne's map of 1765 shows a track marked out by guide stones. This map is reproduced with one by the authors too.

Associated Monuments (6)

MDV16573Ashburton to Tavistock routemarker, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV5017Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV130309Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV130310Boundary stone north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV130308Boundary stone south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Datmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV8725Bovey Cross (also known as Stumpy Cross and Horspit Cross), Bovey Crossroads, North Bovey (Monument)