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HER Number:MDV3592
Name:Milestone south of Pennycomequick

Summary

19th century rough granite milestone lying on the eastern side of the road, to the south of Pennycomequick. Depicted on the modern mapping.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 514 739
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Tyler, F. C., 1932 - 1933, Stones on Dartmoor., 114-5 Plate (Article in Serial). SDV233336.

Stone 1.35m high. It is not dressed stone and is possibly an older stone re-used.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.

Milestone, stood on a bank of grass on the eastern side of the road from Pennycomequick up to Whitchurch Down, near where a lane branches off to Moortown. There is an inscription which is set diagonally: '13/miles/to/Plymo'.


Jenkinson, T., 2003 - 2005, Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified (Report - Survey). SDV324156.

Rough granite milestone erected by the Tavistock Turnpike Trust c1832 on the east side of the road near Pennycomequick. The 104cm tall stone is inscribed '13/Miles/To/Plymo'. The worn stone was difficult to read with chips to the edges at the time of the survey in 2003.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 155.
SDV233336Article in Serial: Tyler, F. C.. 1932 - 1933. Stones on Dartmoor.. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 17. Unknown. 114-5 Plate.
SDV324156Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2003 - 2005. Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3035 - Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified

Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2015 2:48PM