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HER Number:MDV40445
Name:Milestone on Knowle Hill


18th century milestone on Knowle Hill inscribed 'Exeter 2 Dawlish 10' to the north of Matford Mill


Grid Reference:SX 925 891
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
Ecclesiastical ParishALPHINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/161
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85459

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII - 1751 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone shown on 19th century map as 'M.S. Exeter 2 Dawlish 10' on the north side of the road to the north-east of Matford Mill.

Jenkinson, T., 2004, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250089.

Milestone circa 1753 located on ‘Knowle Hill’ near ‘Matford Mill’ on the north side of the road in a hedge. The worn stone is inscribed ‘2 miles to Exeter 178 miles to london’. This section of road was managed by ‘Exeter Turnpike Trust’.

English Heritage, 2009, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343181.

Milestone about 25 metres north of Matford Hill Listed on 12 February 1987. Granite milestone probably erected in the early 19th century with a segmental arched base crowned with a granite post The base is inscribed "178 (?numbers unclear) miles to London", the east face of the post "10 miles to Dawlish 2 miles to Exeter", the west face "2 miles to Exeter 10 miles to Dawlish". Other details: LBS Number 85459.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Modern mapping shows the milestone 30 metres to the north-east of Matford Mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV250089Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004. 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).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2009 12:02PM