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HER Number:MDV100301
Name:Milestone about 520 metres south of Gawton Bridge, Bere Ferrers


Tall early 19th century milestone indicating the distances to Tavistock, Beer Ferrers and Denhambridge. It is unusual in that it appears to show the distances with decimal points.


Grid Reference:SX 459 681
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Guide Posts marked in this location.

Jenkinson, T., 2006, Unclassified/B3257 Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers (Report - Survey). SDV348114.

Milestone location about 0.5 miles north-west of Tavistock Cross, on east side of road at fork to Denhambridge. Tall marker with black paint residues showing the distances apparently in decimals. Inscribed Tavi-/Stock/4.9/Miles/Berr/Ferris/?.2/Miles/To/Denham/Bridge/1/2/Miles.
Date of most recent survey: 25th August 2004. The edges are chipped and a large chunk has been taken out of the bottom left hand side.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'MS' (Milestone) marked.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1105477 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Guide Post at SX459681. Probably circa early C19. Roughly dressed granite. 4 sided, unhewn at the base and on the rear face. Right-hand side indicates Denham Bridge with pointing hand. Opposite side similarly indicates Tavistock. Front face directs "Beer Terns" with mark below.
Date first listed: 26th January 1987

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348114Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. Unclassified/B3257 Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #268 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1105477.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5540 - Milestone Survey from Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2017 11:38AM