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HER Number:MDV70252
Name:Milestone on Tavistock - Ashburton road, by Wigford Common

Summary

Milestone on the tavistock to ashburton road set up by the ‘tavistock turnpike trust’ c1772. The stone is located in a small hollow c50m west of ‘pork hill’ car park & to the south of ‘cox tor’. The stone has a diagonal fracture as the result of a road traffic accident. The inscription reads ‘tavistock 3 miles moreton hampstead 17’ (jenkinson).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 529 751
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/259

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

JENKINSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23977.

Milestone on the tavistock to ashburton road set up by the ‘tavistock turnpike trust’ c1772. The stone is located in a small hollow c50m west of ‘pork hill’ car park & to the south of ‘cox tor’. The stone has a diagonal fracture as the result of a road traffic accident. The inscription reads ‘tavistock 3 miles moreton hampstead 17’ (jenkinson).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248890.

Des=jenkinson, t. /devon milestone survey/(2004)/in smr.


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

19th century, inscribed milestone. Microchipped 11/10/2005


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1152047 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

4/169 Milestone at SX 529 752 - II
Milestone. C19. Round-headed granite block with benchmark at top, capital lettering: TAVISTOCK 3 MORETONHAMPSTEAD 17.
Listing NGR: SX5293575178

Sources / Further Reading

SDV23977Migrated Record: JENKINSON.
SDV248890Migrated Record:
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #45827 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1152047.
SDV357004Un-published: Byng, B.. 2005. Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts. A4 Ring Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2014 4:22PM