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HER Number:MDV47837
Name:Milestone to north-east of Blakemore Farm, Harberton


Milestone dating from circa 1765, inscribed as 20 miles to Plymouth and 2 miles to Totnes.


Grid Reference:SX 769 602
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/202
  • 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 marked as 20 miles to Plymouth and 2 miles to Totnes.

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

'Milestone' indicated on OS 6" (1906)and on OS 6"(1963).

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

Milestone (MS) marked.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1227919 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Milestone at NGR769603 north-north-east of Blakemore. 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 lettering carved into each of the 2 faces in lower case with serifs: "To Plymth 20 miles. To Totnes 2 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 northeast of Blakemore Farm. Erected by the Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Turnpike Trust circa 1765. The stone is inscribed 'To/Plymth/20/Miles/To/Totnes/2/Miles'. Stone is worn, leaning back 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).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #29407 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1227919.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 10:57AM