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HER Number:MDV32711
Name:Milestone, 5 miles from Barnstaple, Holmacott


Milestone inscribed '5 BARUM' on north side of road between Holmacott and Eastleigh.


Grid Reference:SS 500 287
Map Sheet:SS52NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHorwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NW/51

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 marked as 'Barnstaple 5 MS.' on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, between 'Holmacott' and 'Eastleigh'. Also shown on 1903 and 1964 6 inch maps.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SS52NW (Cartographic). SDV337850.

Jenkinson, T., 2007, Barnstaple to Bideford (Unclassified via Holmacott and Eastleigh) (Report - Survey). SDV337849.

Milestone, inscribed '5 BARUM', located c100m west of drives to 'Barn Owl' and 'Pyewell Farm'. In bank under hedge on north side of road. Worn but with some paint residues in letters. OS benchmark on face. This road is the earliest route between Barnstaple and Bideford and is studded with small squat milestones characteristic of the Barnstaple Turnpike and inscribed with distances to Barnstaple which is identified by the Medieval Latin name of 'Barum'. The milestones were set up in 1879 to commemorate the closure of the Turnpike Trust. Other details: Surveyed 20/10/2006.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV337849Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2007. Barnstaple to Bideford (Unclassified via Holmacott and Eastleigh). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV337850Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SS52NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 26 2007 12:33PM