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HER Number:MDV37314
Name:Milestone about 350 metres south of Chipshop, Gulworthy

Summary

Early 19th century granite milestone showing the distancts to Tavistock, Milton Abbot and also Morwellham Quay where products from the local mines such as copper, arsenic and lead would be shipped down river.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 438 748
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/550
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Tavistock Hamlets, 94 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV221830.

Milestone. Early 19th century. Granite. Square block with lettering on 3 faces: Tavistock 3, Milton Abbot 4 1/2 miles and to the quays 3 miles. Above the lettering for Milton Abbot, a carved fist with pointed index finger


Jenkinson, T., 2006, Unclassified/B3257 Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers (Report - Survey). SDV348114.

Squat granite marker with a level top.
Inscribed Tavi/Stock/3/Miles/Milton/Abbot/4/Miles/To/the/Quays/3/Miles. There is a pointing hand on the 'Milton Abbot' line. Dated to circa 1832. One of at least three stones showing distances to the quays where products from the local mines such as copper, arsenic and lead would be shipped down river.
Date of most recent survey: 25th August 2004. Worn but in fair condition


Google, 2017, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359965.

Milestone visible against corner of house.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1305198. (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Milestone. Early C19. Granite. Square block with lettering on 3 faces: TAVISTOCK 3, MILTON ABBOT 4½ MILES and TO THE QUAYS 3 MILES. Above the lettering for Milton Abbot, a carved fist with pointed index finger.
Date first listed: 23rd January 1987

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221830List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Tavistock Hamlets. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 94.
SDV348114Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. Unclassified/B3257 Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1305198..
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #21821 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5540 - Milestone Survey from Lewtrenchard to Bere Ferrers

Date Last Edited:Nov 3 2017 2:32PM