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HER Number:MDV47944
Name:Milestone on roadside east of Buckfast


Inscribed 19th century milestone of the Ashburton & Totnes Turnpike Trust in a lay-by to the north of Furzeleigh Mill. Microchipped.


Grid Reference:SX 745 671
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/213

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Milestone shown as 'M.S. Ashburton 2' on OS 25" (1880s & 1905) maps. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1905) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904, 114NE (Cartographic). SDV308064.

'Milestone' indicated on OS 6" (1904) map and on OS 6" (1963) map. Other details: Additions in 1938.

Byng, B., 2005, Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts (Un-published). SDV357004.

Microchipped 19/12/2005.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2011, B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth (Report - Survey). SDV322256.

(01/03/2004) Milestone of the Ashburton & Totnes Tunpike Trust under the hedge beside a lay-by on the east side of the B3380 road c150m to the north of Furzeleigh Mill. The badly worn limestone marker from the 1820s is inscribed 'From/Ash/Burton/II/Miles'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV308064Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 114NE. 6".
SDV322256Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2011. B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV357004Un-published: Byng, B.. 2005. Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects
  • EDV2155 - Exeter to Plymouth Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2023 3:44PM