|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1982 unknown|
|History:||Pearce/1982, 16: `In 1982 the owner of the land on which this stone stands drew my attention to its existence. The owner is unwilling to allow publication of details of the stone's location, other than that it is in the parish of Buckland Monachorum...The stone now stands in a field beside a private farm track...the owner thinks that during the 19th century it may have served as one of the uprights of a linhay or similar farm building...There is no evidence which might suggest whether the stone has ever been moved and, if so, what its original location was. It is possible that it was already in its present position when the barn was built, and that this was its original position'.|
|Dimensions:||1.73 x 0.31 x 0.37 (Okasha/1993)|
Details of location withheld to prevent visitors. Requests to examine the stone should be addressed to Messrs Wolferstans, Solicitors, 4 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AY.
Okasha/1993, 79: `The stone is an uncarved pillar-stone, probably complete except for some crumbling at the sides'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
Okasha/1993, 79: `some crumbling at the sides'.
Carving is set close to the left hand edge of the stone (Okasha/1993, 79).
|Okasha, E. (1986):||[D]AP[.F/I.NICI]N[..]SC[I]|
[D]AP[.] [FILI] NICIN[..]SCI
[The stone] of Dap[-], [? son of ?] Nicin[-]sc[us]
Okasha/1993 79--81 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; undecorated ; undecorated|
Okasha/1993, 79: `The text is incised in one line without framing lines or panels on one face of the stone...[the text was] set close to the left-hand edge of the face of the stone'.
|Date:||400 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)|
400 - 699 (Thomas/1994)
450 - 550 (Pearce/1982)
|Language:||Incomplete Information (rcaps)|
|Ling. Notes:||Okasha/1993, 79--81, gives a very tentative reconstruction.|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/1993, 79, suggests it `uses a predominatly capital script'.|
Okasha/1993, 79: `the lower parts of many of the letters are lost'.
Thomas/1994, 330, no. 1208: `mainly illegible'.