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HER Number:MDV46950
Name:Milestone on Forecourt of Texaco Garage, Yealmpton


Eighteenth century milestone inscribed 7 miles to Plymouth and 15 miles to Totnes (it has been incorrectly repainted as 10 miles to Totnes).


Grid Reference:SX 581 517
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYealmpton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/85

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 (M.S) marked, 7 miles to Plymouth, 15 miles to Totnes.

Ordnance Survey, 1920, 124SE. Edition of 1920 (Cartographic). SDV178027.

'Milestone' indicated on OS 6" (1920) and on OS 6" (1970).

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

Milestone (MS) marked.

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

Site visit 30th June 2004. Granite milestone on the south side of the road at the east end of Yealmpton village dated circa 1759. The stone is inscribed '7/To/Plym/10/To/Totnes'. The stone is dirty and the legend had been incorrectly repainted; the mileage to Totnes should read 15 miles. The stone also has a dent in the bottom right hand face.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178027Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1920. 124SE. Edition of 1920. 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: #112999 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 11:48AM