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HER Number:MDV47831
Name:Milestone at west end of Avonwick Village

Summary

Milestone inscribed as 17 miles to Plymouth and 6 miles to Totnes. Repositioned when new houses were built in 2012.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 710 581
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Huish
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH HUISH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/132

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.

'M.S.', 'M.S. Plymouth 17 Totnes 6' and associated feature visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'M.S.', 'M.S. Plymouth 17 Totnes 6' and associated feature visible.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 21, Site 89 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps, Map 6, Site 89 (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'MS' visible.


Tyler, K., 2013, Field 0507, Avonwick, North Huish, South Hams: Results of an Archaeological Watching Brief (Report - Watching Brief). SDV351503.

An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during construction of a housing development in Field 0507, Avonwick. A granite milestone erected by the Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Turnpike Trust was recorded prior to and also during removal to safe storage. The milestone has been restored on the grass verge west of the entrance to the new development, which is close to its original position.


Google, 2018, Google Streetview (Website). SDV360654.

Triangular shaped milestone visible by front gate of No. 1.


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

Site visits 4th November 2004 and 14th July 2012. Milestone at west end of Avonwick in wall on south side of road. Set up by the Totnes Turnpike Trust circa 1765. Inscribed 'To/Plymth/17/Miles/To/Totnes/6/Miles'. In 2004 the stone was described as worn and part sunk in ground. It was repositioned upon the build of new houses in 2012.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324109Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113006 ]
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 89.
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 6, Site 89.
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 6.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV351503Report - Watching Brief: Tyler, K.. 2013. Field 0507, Avonwick, North Huish, South Hams: Results of an Archaeological Watching Brief. AC Archaeology Report. ACD391/1/0. Digital.
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

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
  • EDV6176 - Watching Brief on Land at Avonwick (Ref: ACD391)

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 12:59PM