Houndtor Down Boundary Stone

Dave Brewer writes: “It is built into the northern wall of Holwell Lawn facing Greator Rocks and about 6ft tall. According to Mr Whitley of Holwell farm, little work has been done on this wall since 1902 when Lord Justice Eve did extensive repair work to it, but of course the uncompleted bondstone may have been there long before that.” The ‘I’ was intended to denote the boundary of Ilsington parish, but the stone here resides well into the parish of Manaton.


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

X Marks the Rock

Acknowledgement: Identified by Gianni Ellis who has also kindly provided the featured image to Dartefacts.

Note: National Grid Reference is a temporary ‘guesstimate’. Gianni has stated that, ‘..its at Houndtor on right hand side as you enter the avenue between the main rocks. If you have been to Houndtor you have probably walked past it! I did many times without noticing it.’