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HER Number:MDV28751
Name:Milestone on Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway


Milestone on Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway. Inscribed with figure '11'.


Grid Reference:SX 509 641
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/28/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone ('M.S') marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, on west side of tramway. Also shown on 1907 6 inch map. Not marked on 1954 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 118NW (Cartographic). SDV337443.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX56SW (Cartographic). SDV340836.

Gray, V., 1985 - 1986, Tramway Milestone (Worksheet). SDV340922.

Cylindrical granite milestone with flat sloping top and chamfered edge. Figure '11' cut into top. Standing on side of the site of the tramway on Roborough Down.

Gray, V., 1986, Untitled Source, 20 (Monograph). SDV340854.

Other details: No 100.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337443Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 118NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV340836Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX56SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV340854Monograph: Gray, V.. 1986. An Archaeological Checklist for Bickleigh Parish, near Plymouth. A4 Stapled. 20.
SDV340922Worksheet: Gray, V.. 1985 - 1986. Tramway Milestone. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV2221Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2021 12:21PM