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HER Number:MDV46958
Name:Milestone on A379 in Brixton


18th century granite milestone to the east of Steer Point Road inscribed as 17 miles to Totnes.


Grid Reference:SX 551 520
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/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 on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. The mileage to Totnes and Plymouth is not recorded.

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 circa 30 metres to the east of Steer Point Road. Dated circa 1759. The stone is inscribed '?/To/Plym/17/To/Totnes'. The legend had been painted over in white. Ordnance Survey benchmark on left hand face. Stone partly sunken.

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: #28678 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 11:52AM