A Holed Gatepost at Davy Town Farm

Holed stones, like the one is this picture, were traditionally used on Dartmoor as a means for fixing gates to stone walls. However, the holed stone was always placed along the top of the wall - never as low down as the one in this example. Presumably in this case somebody has re-used a redundant relic from an old gateway in a new wall. The photograph was taken on 16/06/1935.

Record Details

Taylor Collection (© DNPA/Devon County Council)

File ID: c807dae31aaad0fadbd4f55707e28160

DA ID: 15

Record ID: TAY3530

Last Updated: a year ago