MEM23913 - Post-medieval boundary stone on western side of Dean Common (Monument)


A boundary stone is marked on historic mapping, marking the boundary between Combe Martin and Trentishoe Parishes crossing Dean Common.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A boundary stone is depicted and annotated (marked "BS") on the Tithe Map for Combe Martin, at approximately SS 6245 4607. The boundary crosses the western side of Dean Common and marks the Parish boundary between Combe Martin and Trentishoe. It is not clear whether the position of the stone coincides with the modern land boundary or whether the boundary has moved since. The error in location may be due to the georeferencing standard of the Tithe Map but there are several changes in direction shown in this section of boundary that are no longer depicted and the boundary and modern hedgerows are clearly separate in a section to the south, which may suggest the boundary line has moved to the west in this area. [1] The boundary stone is also marked on the Trentishoe Tithe Map in a similar location, although it is not labelled. [2] The Parish boundary is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, aligned between SS 6250 4635 and SS 6241 4593. No boundary stones are indicated, although they may have been subsumed into the field boundary. It is not clear whether this boundary line is the same as that shown on the Tithe Map. [3] The boundary line has not been altered since the 1st Edition map was surveyed. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1843. Combe Martin Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: 1842. Trentishoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference SS 6246 4607 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2017 2:38PM


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