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HER Number:MDV122356
Name:Milestone in Hele, Ilfracombe

Summary

Large granite milestone dating from about 1866. Set on south side of road in a low wall on the path, opposite No. 8. It is defaced, perhaps under the Removal of Direction Signs Order during the Second World War. The inscription should read, Ilfracombe/1/Combmartin/4. Combe Martin is spelt without the 'e'.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 533 474
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

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.

Milestone not shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Milestone (M.S) marked as 1 mile to Ilfracombe and 4 miles to Combe Martin.


Jenkinson, T., 2018, Ilfracombe to Combe Martin A399 (Un-published). SDV361543.

Site visit 22nd March 2018. Large granite milestone dating from about 1866. Set on south side of road in a low wall on the path, opposite No. 8. It is defaced and has no inscription but should read, Ilfracombe/1/Combmartin/4. In poor condition and at risk from further neglect. The milestone may have been defaced under the Removal of Direction Signs Order during the Second World War.
The A399 from Ilfracombe to Combe Martin was built and managed by the same named Turnpike Trust formed by an Act of Parliament in 1866. There should be four milestones along this route but only two have been located to date. Note that Combe Martin is spelt without the 'e'.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Milestone marked (MS).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112300 ]
SDV361543Un-published: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Ilfracombe to Combe Martin A399. Milestone Society Survey. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7566 - Milestone Survey, A399 Ilfracombe to Combe Martin

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2018 11:19AM