Possible Boundary Marker below Pupers Hill

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I suspect that this is the boundary marker listed on Dartefacts prior to my visit. It can be found at a track crossroads on the reave that descends (or ascends) Pupers. It also sits on the West Buckfastleigh and Dean Prior parish boundaries but is a blank stone, like so many on the South Moor, and is quite short. MP

Mark Fenlon contacted Dartefacts in February 2024 with the following: “On p.131-134, of Dartmoor Boundary Markers by Dave Brewer, there is mention of the ‘rights’ of Buckfast Abbey on Buckfastleigh and Brent moors. The boundary of those rights is also described. Mostly they follow the current line of the Dean Prior parish boundary and then part of the West Buckfastleigh parish boundary. They describe part of that boundary as a line taken from Pupers to the longstone (Harbourne Man) at Harbourne Head. Your ‘possible’ markers are on that line. You suspect them as being plain (no inscription). A reason for that may be to avoid confusion with the Buckfastleigh BSs that are inscribed with ‘B’. Perhaps they are marked with a ‘cross’ instead. There is some confusion in the written accounts, that Dave Brewer references, of Buckfast Abbey’s rights in that area. Perhaps my theory is wrong, but it might have some substance.

Reference:

  • Brewer, D. and Brewer, K. (2002): Dartmoor Boundary Markers: And Other Markers On and Around the Moor.

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