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HER Number:MDV32822
Name:Milestone on Westaway Plain, Barnstaple

Summary

Milestone situated at the junction of Youings Drive and Westaway Plain. The milestone dates from about 1879 and is inscribed '1 BARUM' with a benchmark below. Barum is the medieval Latin name for Barnstaple.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 561 345
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/328

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.

A milestone is marked as 'M.S Barnstaple 1' on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


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

A milestone is marked as 'M.S Barnstaple. 1' on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1932, 13NE. Revision of 1932 (Cartographic). SDV335651.

'MS Barnstaple 1' is shown on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1975, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV20016.

'Milestone' is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:10000 (1975) map.


Jenkinson, T., 2007, Barnstaple to Ilfracombe B3230 (Report - Survey). SDV338882.

Site visit 11th July 2007. A milestone dating from circa 1879, located approximately 50 metres west of the junction with the A39, just east of Youings Drive, under a tall hedge, on the south side of the road. The stone may have been moved from the main route out of Barnstaple, possibly during road improvements. It was found to be worn, with an Ordnance Survey benchmark retaining some white paint residue, under the legend '1/BARUM'.
There are relatively few milestones surviving on the route of the B3230, from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe. The road was built circa 1827, but the markers date from 1879 and were set at the roadside just prior to the closure of the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust, each bearing the medieval Latin name for the town of 'BARUM'.


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

Milestone marked as 'MS' on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Milestone at SS561345 at corner of Youings Drive. Milestone. Probably 1879. Dressed granite with rounded top. Incised inscription 1 BARUM. Benchmark below.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20016Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV335651Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1932. 13NE. Revision of 1932. 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).
SDV338882Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2007. Barnstaple to Ilfracombe B3230. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87595 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 28 2013 12:46PM