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HER Number:MDV3061
Name:Milestone between Hookmoor Cross and Forder Cross, Ugborough

Summary

Eighteenth century milestone on south side of road inscribed as 15 miles to Plymouth and 8 miles to Totnes.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 567
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/145

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (Circa, XVIII - 1765 AD to 1765 AD)

Full description

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

Milestone shown on 19th century map as 'MS Plymouth 15, Totnes 8' to the west of Hookmoor Cross.


Ordnance Survey, 1906, 125NE (Cartographic). SDV160600.

'Milestone' shown on 1906 map.


Ordnance Survey, 1969, SX65NE (Cartographic). SDV337017.

Milestone shown as 'MS' on 1969 map.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1972, Untitled Source, 16-7 (Article in Serial). SDV160601.

In the hedge on the south side of the road between Hookmoor Cross and Forder Cross, 128 metres east of Hookmoor crossroads. Plymouth 15 miles, Totnes 8 miles. This milestone is in good condition, standing 1.3 metres high by 343 millimetres wide each adjacent side, with a curved top. The lettering is Roman, the numerals Arabic. Numerals and capitals 102 millimetres long, other letters 63 millimetres long; numerals 61 millimetreswide. All are cut into the stone.


Devon County Council, 1989 - 2010, Highway Management Database, 1805799 (Un-published). SDV347581.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 7 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 22, Site 110 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps, Map 7, Site 110 (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 11th February 2004. Granite milestone on the south side of the road to the west of Hookmoor Cross. Erected by the Totnes Turnpike Trust circa 1765. The stone is inscribed 'To/Plymth/15/Mil?/To/Totnes/8/Miles'. Worn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160600Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 125NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV160601Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1972. The Devon Historian. 5. Unknown. 16-7.
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).
SDV337017Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1969. SX65NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22, Site 110.
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 7, Site 110.
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 7.
SDV347581Un-published: Devon County Council. 1989 - 2010. Highway Management Database. A4 Stapled. 1805799.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112988 ]

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 11:36AM