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HER Number:MDV34957
Name:Milestone on A3194 between Woolleigh Bridge and Woolleigh Cross, Beaford


Milestone on A3194 inscribed as 31 miles to Exeter and 3 miles to Torrington.


Grid Reference:SS 526 170
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeaford
Ecclesiastical ParishBEAFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/34
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91629

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV514.

'great torrington 3, exeter 31, ms' shown on os 6" (1906) map.

1964, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV515.

'milestone' shown on os 6" (1964) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV516.

Des=os 6"(1906)map sheet 30sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV517.

Des=os 6"(1964)map.

Jenkinson, T., 2010, Great Torrington to Morchard Road A3124 (Report - Survey). SDV347811.

Site visit 12th August 2010. Milestone situated about 1/2 mile to the north of Wooleigh Cross on the verge against a bank. Inscribed '31/Miles/Exon' on the left hand face and '3/Miles/Torrington' on the right. Generally in good condition although the stone is dirty and has a chip on the front edge. The stone is quite exposed and at risk of impact. Set up circa 1835 by the Great torrington Turnpike Trust.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Milestone approximately 550 metres north-west of Woolleigh Barton. Early to mid 19th century. Granite. Triangular section with 2 round-headed faces to front. Inscriptions set in inscribed round-arched panels. Left-hand panel inscribed : '31/miles/Exeter' and right-hand panel inscribed: '3/miles/Torrington'. Included as one of a series along the B 3220 (Torrington - Exeter road). Date listed: 16th February 1989.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347811Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2010. Great Torrington to Morchard Road A3124. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV514Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV515Migrated Record: 1964.
SDV516Migrated Record:
SDV517Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5277 - Milestone Survey from Great Torrington to Morchard Road

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2011 9:26AM