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HER Number:MDV46651
Name:Milestone to west of Lower Ludbrook Cottages, Ermington


Damaged 18th century granite milestone was inscribed as 12 miles to Plymouth and 10 miles to Totnes. No longer visible.


Grid Reference:SX 654 538
Map Sheet:SX65SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishErmington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65SE/93

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (Circa, XVIII - 1759 AD to 1759 AD)

Full description

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

Milestone marked as 12 miles to Plymouth and 10 miles to Totnes.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 120SE (Cartographic). SDV151071.

'Milestone' indicated on OS 6" (1906) and on OS 6" (1969).

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Milestone (MS) marked.

Jenkinson, T., 2018, Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379) (Report - Survey). SDV324109.

Site visits 21st December 2005, October 2008 and 19th March 2012. Granite milestone on the south side of the road to the west of the turning to Higher Ludbrook erected circa 1759. The stone is inscribed '12/To/Plymo/10/To/totnes'. Stone in very poor condition having been cut in half by ditch clearing machine. Base still in bank and top half by roadside. Pieces no longer visible (2008). Last seen on site in 2012.
This highlights the dangers that face markers from contractors unaware of their presence and the need to keep them clear of vegetation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151071Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 120SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV324109Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112991 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 11:41AM