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HER Number:MDV37257
Name:MILESTONE in the Parish of Ilsington


Inscribed 19C milestone of the Ashburton & Totnes Turnpike Trust to the east of the old Benedicts Bridge in Liverton


Grid Reference:SX 817 746
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/175
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Milestone shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1905) maps c65m to the east of Benedicts Bridge & labelled 'M.S. Ashburton 5'. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1905) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1938, 109NW (Cartographic). SDV282010.

Department of Environment, 1986, Ilsington, 59 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV302008.

Milestone on north west side of old A38 at east end of the New Benedicts Bridge. Early or mid 19C. Stone. Oblong-section, round-headed. Front carved with inscription: 'From Ash burton V'.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2011, B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth (Report - Survey). SDV322256.

Site visit 8th March 2004. Milestone on the north side of the road at the east end of Benedicts Bridge, 50 metres to the west of Benedicts Road in Liverton. The worn partly sunken limestone marker of the Ashburton and Totnes Turnpike Trust dates to circa 1822 and is inscribed 'From/Ash/Burton/V/Miles'. The stone is worn and leans slightly. The edges are chipped.
This important stretch of road between Exeter and Plymouth was much improved in the 1820s as a result of recommendations from Civil Engineer James Green with new sections cut to by pass South Brent and Buckfastleigh. The old A38 retains a variety of interesting markers ranging from the original limestone ones favoured by the Totnes and Ashburton Turnpike to the cast iron mileposts of the Plymouth Eastern Trust.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282010Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1938. 109NW. 6".
SDV302008List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Ilsington. Historic Houses Register. 59.
SDV322256Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2011. B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2137 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM