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HER Number:MDV27794
Name:County bridge stone east of Glazebrook Bridge


County bridge stone, positioned around 80 metres east of Glazebrook Bridge. Shown on Whittaker's mid-19th century County bridge plans. Tend to become overgrown with vegetation. Cleared in 2013 and 2022.


Grid Reference:SX 691 591
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/126/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Constructed, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Whittaker, J., 1850, Bridge plans Devon (Record Office Collection). SDV163946.

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

'Stone' depicted on the late 19th century historic map. This stone not shown on the modern mapping.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

(1978) SX 693 589 Site of County bridge stone 100 yards east of Glazebrook Bridge. Not found. Shown on Whittaker's County bridge plans.

Piper, M., 2022, Correction for Glazebrook Bridge County stones (Correspondence). SDV365218.

(02/12/2022) Stones visited with T. Jenkinson (Milestone Society). These County Bridge stones were both totally buried and have now been cleared of vegetation. Jenkinson also cleared these stones in 2013.
In his B3416/B3212/B3344/old A38 Exeter to Plymouth worksheet, T. Jenkinson remarks of the western stone: "Approx 80 metres west of Glaze Brook Bridge on north side of road. Part sunk in grass verge top showing with large 'C'." And of the eastern stone: "Approx 80 metres NE of Glaze Brook Bridge on north side of road. Chip to the top left edge. Neatly cut inscription. Prone to downgrowth of vegetation."
Both stones are thought to have been sited here c.1841 and it is highly probable that Robinson simply couldn't see them in 1978, as vegetation cover remains an issue at both sites. Stones recorded at SX 68968 59008 (western) and SX 69115 59117 (eastern).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV163946Record Office Collection: Whittaker, J.. 1850. Bridge plans Devon.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV27793Related to: County bridge stone west of Glazebrook Bridge (Monument)
MDV3041Related to: Glazebrook Bridge, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2022 9:09AM