A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park
May 9, 2022
Dartmoor Preservation Association Landholding at Sharpitor
The Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) purchased 32 acres of land at Sharpitor in 1984 from South West Water using money from the Lady Sylvia Sayer land fund. To mark the boundary of the purchase, the DPA had erected 5 boundstones by the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) ground services department on 22nd June of that year. Each boundstone is made from (non-Dartmoor) granite, is machine-finished with an arched top and has “DPA” incised on it in an oval panel. The incised “DPA” on each slab faces inwards to Sharpitor emphasising the direction the boundary. This post features the 5 “DPA” stones plus some other antiquities and features that can be found within the boundary. The author acknowledges information in this post being obtained from the excellent Dave Brewer, Dartmoor Boundary Markers, 2nd edition.