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HER Number:MDV39807
Name:Roadside milestone west of Leapra Cross, North Bovey


Milestone dates to the late 18th century; part of the Trans Dartmoor Route, built and maintained jointly by the Tavistock and Moretonhampstead Trusts. Depicted on historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 699 833
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/287

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII - 1770 AD to 1772 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'M.S. Moretonhampstead 4' shown on the late 19th century historic map.

Jenkinson, T., 2006, Milestone Survey from Barnstaple to Crediton (Report - Survey). SDV348165.

Milestone set in the base of a wall on the north side of the road erected around 1772 and inscribed '4 miles from Moreton'. A survey in 2003 found the 58 centimetres high stone with a worn inscription and in serious risk of erosion. The stretch of road from Yelverton to Princetown and from Princetown to Moretonhampstead known as the 'Trans Dartmoor Route' was built and maintained jointly by the Tavistock and Moretonhampstead Trusts in 1772. The boundary of the Trust seems to be close to the 'Warren House Inn'.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Milestone depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348165Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. Milestone Survey from Barnstaple to Crediton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #23423 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV16974Related to: Tavistock to Moretonhampstead road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2015 11:18AM