FREE Exhibition on PCWW 1917 Boundary Stones

10:00 am

17th September 2017

2017 is the centenary of the erection of the first set of boundary stones which encircle Burrator Reservoir and which extend as far west as Leeden Tor; 21.8km (13.6 miles) north to North Hessary Tor; east to Eylesbarrow and south to Sheeps Tor.

Cut from granite with a pyramid shaped top and with PCWW 1917 carved on one face, these stones were erected by Plymouth Corporation to define the area of land they had recently purchased from the Maristow Estate. Subsequently additional stones were erected as more land was purchased.

If you are interested in finding out why the stones were erected and where they can be found, why not visit the Burrator Discovery Centre on Sunday 17 September between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm. There you will be able to see an exhibition, organised by South West Lakes Trust, which will include an explanation on why this land was purchased and the stones erected, as well as maps and photographs. Admission is free.

For more information please call 01822 855700 or email heritage@swlakestrust.org.uk.