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HER Number:MDV120158
Name:Signpost about 1 mile south of Lew Down, Coryton


Three-armed finger post with a black acorn finial. The post dates from the circa 1930s but one is also shown here on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 454 846
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCoryton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCORYTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SIGNPOST (XX - 1930 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Guide Post marked.

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

Finger post about one mile south of Lew Down where the road forks to Coryton Barton. Located on bank on east side of road. Has a black acorn finial and three hinged arms signing to Lewdown/Chillaton and Tavistock/Coryton. Black paint on a white background. Dated to the circa 1930s.
Date of most recent survey: 25th August 2004. In fair condition.

Jenkinson, T., 2006 - 2009, Older Style Cast Iron and Wooden Finger Posts of Devon Roads. West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV348022.

Google, 2017, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359965.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348022Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006 - 2009. Older Style Cast Iron and Wooden Finger Posts of Devon Roads. West Devon. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV348114Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. Unclassified/B3257 Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #4017 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5460 - Survey of West Devon Finger Posts
  • EDV5540 - Milestone Survey from Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2017 3:52PM