Inscribed Granite Pillar near Sampford Barton

Acknowledgement: The photographs, information and NGR were kindly supplied by Steve Grigg of Dartmoor Explorations.

This is an inscribed granite pillar at the roadside, being used as a gatepost. It has been recorded by Tom Greeves (1997) and Elisabeth Okasha (2002). Steve adds: “The Inscribed Pillar has been recorded (Greeves) as 1.6 metres high by 0.36 metres wide by 0.39 metres deep. It is located on the west side of the lane and now forms a gatepost on the north side of a gateway. The 4 character inscription when first viewed is difficult to discern, so some mud painting is required to enhance it.


  • Greeves, T. (1997): Inscribed memorial stone, Sampford Spiney
  • Okasha, E. (2002): A Supplement to Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-west Britain, 140-142 (Ref 52a)

Sampford Barton


  • Sandles, T. (undated): Legendary Dartmoor, Gazetteer.


Reference: Tim Sandles, Legendary Dartmoor, Gazetteer.


Reference: Tim Sandles, Legendary Dartmoor, Gazetteer.