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HER Number:MDV123118
Name:Marker stone on Sherberton Common


Thought to pre-date the turnpike era (pre-1750 in date), inscribed with 'W3', it is said to indicate 3 miles from Widecombe. Very worn stone in exposed position close to road edge. Chunks out of top edge.


Grid Reference:SX 690 736
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to Unknown - 1750 AD (Pre))

Full description

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

'Stone' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Jenkinson, T., 2007, Miscellaneous Milestones and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads, 08/02/2007 (Report - Survey). SDV361800.

Milestone on bank close to road edge under gorse bush on Sherberton Common some 400 metres south-west of Locks Gate Cross (south side of road). (SX69019 73706). Legend ‘W3’. Very worn stone in exposed position. Chunks out of top edge. According to George Thurlow the crudely cut inscription signifies 3 miles from Widecombe. Easily pre-dates the Turnpike era. Dated to around c.1750.

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

'Stone' is shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #113624 ]
SDV361800Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2007. Miscellaneous Milestones and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads. Milestone Society. Digital. 08/02/2007.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7612 - Miscellaneous Milestone and Boundary Markers of Dartmoor Roads

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 2:51PM