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HER Number:MDV19821
Name:Roadside milestone near the Dartmoor Inn


Reported site of turnpike stone inscribed 'End of Okehampton Trust'.


Grid Reference:SX 523 852
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/59

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Burd, E. P., 1936, Okehampton Turnpikes, 316 (Article in Serial). SDV222431.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 150 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.

Down Town Cross. Turnpike stone, where road from Lydford joins the highway. Inscribed 'End of Okehampton Trust'.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2008, A386 Tavistock to Okehampton (Report - Survey). SDV323813.

The route of the A386 was jointly managed by the Tavistock and Okehampton Turnpike Trusts, the changeover taking place near the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. A large End of Trust stone reported as being on site near the Inn in 1986 by Dave Brewer has not been located in recent times. The stone may well be there but this stretch of road is very dangerous.

Griffiths, D. M., Unknown, Tapeley Park (Personal Comment). SDV5835.

Siting conjectural.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 150.
SDV222431Article in Serial: Burd, E. P.. 1936. Okehampton Turnpikes. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 68. A5 Hardback. 316.
SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV5835Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. Unknown. Tapeley Park.

Associated Monuments

MDV118273Related to: The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2017 12:36PM