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HER Number:MDV47828
Name:Milestone south of Bluepost Cottage, Harberton

Summary

18th century granite milestone to the south of Bluepost Cottage. Inscribed as 18 miles to Plymouth and 4 miles to Totnes.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 594
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/129
  • 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 18 Totnes 4' on the south side of the road to the south of 'Bluepost'.


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

'Milestone' indicated on 1906) map.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, SX75NW (Cartographic). SDV337265.

Milestone shown on 1963 map.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 5 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 21, Site 63 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps, Map 5, Site 63 (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.


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

Milestone (MS) marked.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1108251 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Milestone at NGR738595 south of Blue Post Farmhouse. Milestone. Circa early C19. White painted granite. Square on plan, diagonally set to road, with roughly hewn back and 2 dressed sides to right with rounded tops. Black painted lettering cared into each of the 2 front faces in lower case with serifs: "To Plymth 18 miles. To Totnes 4 miles".
Date first listed: 26th April 1993


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

Site visit 15th April 2004. Granite milestone on the grass verge on the south side of the road to the east of Blue Post Garage. Erected by the Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Turnpike Trust circa 1765. The stone is inscribed 'To/Plymth/18/?/To/Totnes/2/?'. Black paint residues. Stone worn and part 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).
SDV337265Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. SX75NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
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 63.
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 5, Site 63.
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 5.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112997 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1108251.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 10:54AM