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HER Number:MDV32636
Name:Instow, Milestone


19th century milestone six miles from Barnstaple to the north of Instow


Grid Reference:SS 474 307
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishInstow
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishINSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone shown as ''M.S Barnstaple 6' on 19th century map on the west side of the road to the north of Instow.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 12SE. Revision of 1903 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV335646.

'MS 6 Barnstaple' shown on 1938 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1971, SS43SE (Cartographic). SDV338874.

No sign of milestone on 1971 map.

Jenkinson, T., January 2007, Barnstaple to Bideford (A39 and B3233) (Report - Survey). SDV338872.

Milestone erected circa 1879 in Instow to the east of Kiln Close Lane in Anstey Way leaning against a fence on the north side of the road. The legend reads '6/Barum/'. Discoloured stone with minor chips and white painted legend.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV335646Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 12SE. Revision of 1903 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338872Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. January 2007. Barnstaple to Bideford (A39 and B3233). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV338874Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1971. SS43SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2007 10:03AM