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HER Number:MDV45726
Name:Milestone, Victoria Road

Summary

The first milestone of the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust on the road from Dartmouth to Moreleigh.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 871 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/304

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Milestone shown on the north side of the road as 'M.S. Modbury 15 Dartmouth 1'.


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

Milestone shown on the north side of the road as 'M.S. Modbury 15 1/2 Dartmouth 1'.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337477.

Milestone shown as 'M.S.'.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, SX85SE (Cartographic). SDV338028.

'M.S.' shown.


Jenkinson, T., 2006 - 2008, Dartmouth to Modbury. A3122/B3207 (Report - Survey). SDV347825.

Site visit 19th July 2008. Milestone in Victoria Road on west side of road opposite Thurlestone Court. Dated circa 1824. Inscribed 'King/Bridg/13/Modby/15/Totnes/12/To/Darth/1'. The stone is leaning to the side and is chipped across the front edge. At risk from both vegetation overgrowth and impact. One of a series of fascinating markers set up by the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Turst as far as Moreleigh, after which the Modbury Turnpike Trust took over. This first milestone confirms that this was once the main route out of town built some time after a Parliamentary Act of 1824. The road was originally known as New Road, the name change probably occurred in 1887 or 1897 to commemorate jubliee years of Queen Victoria's reign.


Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

Milestone visible at foot of bank at side of Victoria Road. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'MS' shown. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV337477Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338028Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. SX85SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV347825Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006 - 2008. Dartmouth to Modbury. A3122/B3207. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5289 - Milestone Survey from Dartmouth to Modbury

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2013 3:36PM