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HER Number:MDV39770
Name:Milestone on south side of Newton Road, to west of Kings Arms Roundabout, Kingsteignton


Granite milestone inscribed 14 Miles to Exeter 1 Mile to Newton.


Grid Reference:SX 869 730
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/312
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone (M.S) marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. No mileages given.

Jenkinson, T., 2005, B3195/A381 Newton Abbot to Teignmouth (Report - Survey). SDV323958.

Inscribed milestone located approximately 30 metres west of King's Arms roundabout, in a wall on the path above leat. In fair condition, although there are chips to the front edge. No paint cover. The milestones along this route are mostly intact and of a distinctive shape and tend to show distances in both miles and poles. They were most probably placed by the Newton Bushel Trunpike Trust some time after its inception in 1765. Inscribed 1/mile to/Newton/14 Miles to/Exeter.

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological Assessment of Land Adjacent to Church Street, Kingsteignton, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV351199.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Department of Environment, 28/04/1987, Kingsteignton, 94 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289967.

Granite milestone. Circa early 19th century. A post with a roughly-rounded head inscribed '14 Miles to Exeter 1 Mile to Newton'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289967List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 28/04/1987. Kingsteignton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 94.
SDV323958Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005. B3195/A381 Newton Abbot to Teignmouth. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351199Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of Land Adjacent to Church Street, Kingsteignton. Exeter Archaeology. 06.85. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2962 - Devon Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:May 17 2013 12:25PM