SX5968 : Boundary stone near Eylesbarrow

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Whiteworks, Devon, Great Britain

Boundary stone near Eylesbarrow
Boundary stone near Eylesbarrow
One of a series indicating the bounds of land surrounding Burrator Reservoir. "The watershed for the Reservoir was stated in the 1930s to be 5,360 acres. In order to preserve the purity of the water discharging into the Reservoir, the Corporation bought the whole of the watershed in 1916. The last portion of land was freely donated to the Town by Mr John Bayly. Boundary posts marked "PCWW 1917" can be found on the moorland surrounding that area." LinkExternal link (But the reservoir had been completed in 1898). Another of the stones is next to SX5968 : The Eylesbarrow Cobra close by. A fragment of the reservoir can be seen amid the plantation beside Sheeps Tor on the extreme right.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
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Boundary stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 598 685 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.9685N 3:58.6919W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 598 685
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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