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HER Number:MDV37359
Name:Milestone on Bovey Straights, Bovey Tracey

Summary

19th century granite milestone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 823 762
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/174
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 84527

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

A milestone is marked as 'MS' on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, labelled 'Bovey Tracey 1, Newton Abbot 4'.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 109NW. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV336779.


Department of Environment, 1986, Bovey Tracey, 66 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV297013.


Jenkinson, T., 2004 - 2011, A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down (Report - Survey). SDV338864.

Site visit 3rd September 2003. Milestone dated circa 1826 located on Bovey Straights, on grass verge just north of pull in on west side of road. The legend reads 'Newton/4/4/0/Bovey/1/6/0/Moreton/8/2/0'. Worn and dirty, with chip to top edge. Located very close to busy road. Possible error in the mileage for Newton as it is inconsistent with other markers. The Newton Bushel (Abbot) Turnpike Trust of 1765 once maintained the route from Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead. In 1826 the Trust was charged with the responsibility of repairing the road out to Whiddon Down passing through Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. Whilst the Trust seems to have undertaken the task as far as Moreton setting up a series of milestones to mark the way, the road beyond was never properly repaired and hence there are no milestones along this stretch. Each surviving stone shows the distances to Newton, Bovey and Moreton recorded in miles and furlongs and possibly chains or poles making them a unique collection in Devon.


Jenkinson, T., 2004 - 2013, A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down (Report - Survey). SDV361298.

Site visit 3rd September 2003. Milestone dated circa 1826 located on Bovey Straights, on grass verge just north of pull in on west side of road. The legend reads 'Newton/4/4/0/Bovey/1/6/0/Moreton/8/2/0'. Worn and dirty, with chip to top edge. Located very close to busy road. Possible error in the mileage for Newton as it is inconsistent with other markers. The Newton Bushel (Abbot) Turnpike Trust of 1765 once maintained the route from Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead. In 1826 the Trust was charged with the responsibility of repairing the road out to Whiddon Down passing through Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. Whilst the Trust seems to have undertaken the task as far as Moreton setting up a series of milestones to mark the way, the road beyond was never properly repaired and hence there are no milestones along this stretch. Each surviving stone shows the distances to Newton, Bovey and Moreton recorded in miles and furlongs and possibly chains or poles making them a unique collection in Devon.


Ordnance Survey, 2007, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV337643.

A milestone is marked as 'MS' on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap.


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

Milestone about 1,865 metres south-east of junction with Ashburton Road. Early or mid 19th century. Granite. A single piece of stone, oblong in section with rounded top. Inscription carved on front in three sections, the sections separated by horizontal incised lines. The lettering is somewhat weathered and has been picked out in black paint, part of which has worn off. The inscription appears to read, starting at the top: NEWTON 4 4 0, BOVEY 1 0 0, and MORETON 8 2 O. Date listed 3rd july 1986.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV297013List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bovey Tracey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 66.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336779Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 109NW. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV337643Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2007. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #21852 ]
SDV338864Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004 - 2011. A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV361298Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004 - 2013. A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down. Devon Milestone Survey. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4359 - Milestone Survey from Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2011 12:07PM