HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 c1582
MR. HORNIMAN (Chelsea)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, recently, thirteen tumuli were removed by the War Office or other military authorities from the top of White Hill, Willsworthy, near Lydford, so that a flagstaff might be erected; if so, whether instructions will be given that, in future, such relics of bygone ages shall, where possible, be preserved.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) My hon. friend appears to be referring to an incident which occurred early in 1907, and in regard to which representations were made by members of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Notices were in consequence posted up by the military authorities with a view to preventing any further destruction of objects of antiquarian interest, and it is understood with satisfactory results.