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HARTYLAND NEWTAKE

Steve Grigg and Frank Collinson

Hartyland was first recorded as an ancient tenement in 1521. By 1750 it was also permitted to be enclosed as a “newtake”. It was only supposed to enclose 8 acres, this was allowed to exclude bog and rock, but this privilege was much abused. This information is referenced from “Dartmoor Boundary markers”, 2nd edition by Dave Brewer.

Hartyland Map
The Hartyland “newtake” boundary of 1750 has 9 known boundary stones (5) or boundary rocks (4) on it’s north and eastern sides. This is set between the East Dart river and the “Sheepfold”. All the boundary markers are inscribed with a “B”, presumably meaning boundary.  There are two of the “stones” which appear on the 1890 and 1906, OS 6” maps (stone 1 and 4 on the map above).
HBS1a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.1 at SX 63932 80972
HBS1b
Dave Brewer description: “Inscribed “B” on west facing side, 10 yds from the river, 1’ in height in long grass, on OS 6” maps”
HBS1c
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.1, close up
HBR1a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.1 at  SX 63958 80962
HBR1b
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed “B” on west facing side, rock forms corner of wall.”
HBR1c
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.1, close up
HBS2a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.2 at SX 64020 80947
HBS2b
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed with a “B’” on west facing side, set within wall”. I have assumed this is the correct stone, which is the only one of the 9 boundary markers, which is hard to find.
HBR2a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.2 at SX 64069 80940
HBR2b
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed “B” on its west facing side, outside (north) of wall, approx. 6’ long”
HBR2c
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.2, close up.
HBS3a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.3 at SX 64117 80921
HBS3b
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.3, close up.
HBS3c
Dave Brewer Description: “ Inscribed “B” on west facing side, set partially in wall, 2’ 6” in height”
HBS4a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.4  at SX 64336 80891
HBS4b
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.4, close up
HBS4c
Dave Brewer description : “Inscribed “B” on west facing side, outside newtake wall, approx. 2’ 6” in height, on OS 6” maps”
HBR3a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.3 at SX 64358 80842
HBR3b
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.3, close up
HBR3c
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed “B” on west facing side, just within the Sheepfold enclosure, i.e.outside the Hartyland wall”
HBR4a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Rock No.4 at  SX 64378 80760
HBR4b
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed “B” on north facing side, built into wall”
HBR4c
Emphasising the “B”
HBS5a
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.5 at SX 64400 80722
HBS5b
Dave Brewer Description: “Inscribed “B” on east facing side, approx. 2’ 6” in height”
HBS5c
Hartyland Newtake Boundary Stone No.5, close up

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