HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV37003
Name:Roadside milestone south of Palmers Farm, Sourton


Milestone inscribed 'Okehampton 5 Miles', located on the A386, south of Palmers Farm and Windard Terrace.


Grid Reference:SX 533 900
Map Sheet:SX59SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SW/95

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1817 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907/1963, Untitled Source, 76SW(1907) (Cartographic). SDV146021.

'Milestone - Okehampton 5, Tavistock 11' shown on 1907 and 1963 6" OS maps.

Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1988 - 1998, Objective 5B: Okehampton to Polson Bridge Recreation and Land Management Initiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 21 (Report - Assessment). SDV266287.

Dyer, M. J., 1997, Two Castles Trail Survey (Worksheet). SDV269358.

Monument still in situ. Dressed granite stone. Actual inscription 'Okehampton 5 miles'.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2008, A386 Tavistock to Okehampton (Report - Survey). SDV323813.

Milestone situated at southern end of Sourton village. On rectangular block close to road. Worn and dirty with chips to top and sides. Inscribed 'Okehampton 5 Miles'. Dates from c1817. The route of the A386 was jointly managed by the Tavistock and Okehampton Turnpike Trusts, the changeover taking place near the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. The Tavistock Trust opted for grandiose markers that showed distances as far afield as Truro on their faces. The Okehampton stones are generally in poor condition and several have now gone.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146021Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907/1963. 6". 76SW(1907).
SDV266287Report - Assessment: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1988 - 1998. Objective 5B: Okehampton to Polson Bridge Recreation and Land Management Initiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.01. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 21.
SDV269358Worksheet: Dyer, M. J.. 1997. Two Castles Trail Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. Worksheet.
SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV109018Related to: East Tor Farm, Sourton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2991 - Devon Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 6 2015 4:22PM