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HER Number:MDV13585
Name:Milestone southwest of Wonton Farm, South Brent

Summary

Milestone inscribed as 17 miles to Plymouth and 5 miles to Totnes. Resited in 2008.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 723 589
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone shown on 19th century map as 'M.S Plymouth 17 Totnes 5' on the south side of the road to the southwest of Wonton Farm.


Ordnance Survey, 1906, 120SW (Cartographic). SDV137469.

'Milestone' shown on 1906 map.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, SX75NW (Cartographic). SDV340807.

Milestone shown as 'MS' on 1963 map.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets (Worksheet). SDV340722.

Milestone, extant. Not one erected by 1745, but 19th century. A granite milestone on the south side of the road from Totnes to Avonwick just uphill from Wonton Hill Copse. It is carefully dressed of triangular shape and bears traces of having been whitewashed and the lettering having been picked out in black. The apex of the triangle faces the road and the two faces are lettered as follows:- west facing "To Totnes 5 miles". East facing "To Plymouth 17 miles". Height 0.7 metres and width of face 0.35 metres. This milestone was put up by the Totnes Turnpike Trust some time in the 19th century at the same time as the new route was cut between Avonwick and the Carew Arms at Wrangaton.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 21, Site 88 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps, Map 6, Site 88 (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.


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

Milestone (MS) marked.


Jenkinson, T., 2018, Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379) (Report - Survey). SDV324109.

Site visit 1st May 2004 and 15th October 2008. Granite milestone on the south side of the road to the northeast of the turning to Charford Manor Hotel. Erected by the Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Turnpike Trust circa 1765. The stone is inscribed 'To/Ply?/17/?/To/?nes/5/?'. Stone badly damaged due to location close to road edge. Resited in September 2008. Black paint residue in letters and numbers.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137469Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 120SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV324109Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 21, Site 88.
SDV340216Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 6, Site 88.
SDV340217Report - Survey: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 1224. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 6.
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV340807Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. SX75NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112998 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth
  • EDV4375 - Fishacre to Lyneham Pipeline Assessment
  • EDV4391 - Fishacre to Lyneham Fieldwalking Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 11:38AM