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HER Number:MDV28941
Name:Milestone, Lydford


Rough hewn, pillar-shaped inscribed milestone in Lydford


Grid Reference:SX 509 847
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1965, SX58SW (Cartographic). SDV336881.

'Milestone' marked on 1965 6" OS map at this location.

Draycott, C., 1990, Phone call to HER (Personal Comment). SDV216087.

Inscribed stone observed adjacent to entrance gates of Lydford Church and Lydford Castle. Inscription could not be read.

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

Milestone in Lydford below entrance to castle on north side of road. A rough hewn pillar, once a gatepost with a broken peg/hook in the face. Chipped. Dates from c1762. Inscribed, '8 T 9 O'. Meaning 8 miles to Tavistock, 9 miles to Okehampton.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

An inscribed milestone which was formerly a gatepost of circa 1762 adjacent to the entrance gates of the parish church and Lydford Castle.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Milestone shown as 'MS' on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216087Personal Comment: Draycott, C.. 1990. Phone call to HER.
SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV336881Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1965. SX58SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86281 ]
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 8.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2987 - Devon Milestone Survey
  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:38PM