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HER Number:MDV59521
Name:MILESTONE in the Parish of Drewsteignton


Milestone inscribed 'Okehampton 11 Miles'.


Grid Reference:SX 748 923
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/130

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD)

Full description

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

Marked 'Okehampton 11 M.S' on 1880s 25" OS map.

DCC/Okehampton Division, 1977, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV218810.

Milestone on roadside inscribed 'Okehampton 11 mile'.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2009, Old A30 Launceston to Exeter (Report - Survey). SDV323480.

(17/06/2001) Milestone situated approx 1/4 mile west of Crockernwell, on grass verge, on north side of road. In poor condition with damage to top left hand edge. The legend, ' Okehampton 11 Miles' is hardly readable. Dates from c1760. The old A30 retains a surprisingly good number of milestones set up at various times by the three Turnpike Trusts that managed it. The first six miles of the old A30 in Devon as far as Combebow came under the remit of the Launceston Trust. The road then passed to the Okehampton Trust who managed a lengthy stretch as far as Crockernwell where it became the responsibility of the Exeter Trust. The style of milestones for the three Turnpikes are quite different and range from the tall, distinctive gable-ended Launceston marker, to the characteristic large Okehampton tombstone and the smaller Exeter version.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218810Report - Survey: DCC/Okehampton Division. 1977. Survey of Roadside Stones.
SDV323480Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2009. Old A30 Launceston to Exeter. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2733 - Milestone Survey from Launceston to Exeter

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2023 2:48PM