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HER Number:MDV54786
Name:Milestone 20 metres east of entrance to Watermouth Valley Camping Park, Berrynarbor


Large grante milestone inscribed as 3 miles from Ilfracombe and 2 miles from Combe Martin. Combe is spelt without an 'e'.


Grid Reference:SS 557 479
Map Sheet:SS54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBerrynarbor
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRYNARBOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54NE/144

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

1967, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV78846.

'm. S' marked on os 6" (1903/1938) and (1967) maps (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV78847.

Des=os 6" (1967) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV78848.

Des=os 6" (1903/1938)1ase & 1sw.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1225 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

'M.S' marked on Ordnance Survey 6" (1903/1938) and (1967) maps. Milestone not shown on 1889 map.

Jenkinson, T., 2018, Ilfracombe to Combe Martin A399 (Un-published). SDV361543.

Site visit 22nd March 2018. Large granite milestone dating from about 1866 inscribed 'Ilfracombe/3/Combmartin/2/'. In good condition, set well back from the edge of the road, but liable to become lost under summer vegetation.
The A399 from Ilfracombe to Combe Martin was built and managed by the same named Turnpike Trust formed by an Act of Parliament in 1866. There should be four milestones along this route but only two have been located to date. Note that Combe Martin is spelt without the 'e'.

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

Milestone (MS) marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 1225.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #34599 ]
SDV361543Un-published: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Ilfracombe to Combe Martin A399. Milestone Society Survey. Digital.
SDV78846Migrated Record: 1967.
SDV78847Migrated Record:
SDV78848Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7566 - Milestone Survey, A399 Ilfracombe to Combe Martin

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2018 9:19AM