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HER Number:MDV47802
Name:Milestone west of Sandwell Bridge, Harberton

Summary

18th century granite milestone to the west of Sandwell Bridge inscribed as 19 miles to Plymouth and 3 miles to Totnes.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 753 597
Map Sheet:SX75NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NE/93
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (Circa, XVIII - 1765 AD to 1765 AD)

Full description

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

Milestone shown on 19th century map as 'M.S. Plymouth 19 Totnes 3'.


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

'Milestone' shown on 1906 map.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 4 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 21, Site 93 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps, Map 4, Site 51 (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.


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

Milestone (MS) marked.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1288170 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Milestone about 80 metres west of Sandwell Cottage. Milestone. Circa early C19. White painted granite. Square on plan, diagonally set to road, with roughly hewn back and 2 dressed sides to road, with rounded tops. Black painted letters carved into each of the 2 front faces in lower case with serifs: "To Plymth 19 miles. To Totnes 3 miles".
Date first listed: 26th April 1993


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

Site visit 16th December 2003. Granite milestone on the grass verge on the south side of the road to the west of Sandwell Cross Erected by the Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Turnpike Trust circa 1765. The stone is inscribed 'To/Plymth/19/Miles/To/Totnes/3/Miles'. Stone worn and partly sunken.

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).
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 21, Site 93.
SDV340216Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 4, Site 51.
SDV340217Report - Survey: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 1224. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 4.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112996 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1288170.

Associated Monuments

MDV7582Related to: Tollhouse at Sandwell Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth
  • EDV4375 - Fishacre to Lyneham Pipeline Assessment
  • EDV4391 - Fishacre to Lyneham Fieldwalking Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 10:52AM