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HER Number:MDV71624
Name:MILESTONE in the Parish of Hennock


Inscribed 19C milestone of the Ashburton & Totnes Turnpike Trust to the west of Chudleigh Bridge


Grid Reference:SX 857 784
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHennock
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Stone' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 25" (Cartographic). SDV1799.

Milestone shown on OS 25" (1905) map c 25m to the west of Chudleigh Bridge as 'Ashburton 8 1/2 M. S.'

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

Site visit 15th November 2003. Milestone on the east side of the road to the west of Chudleigh Bridge at the junction of the B3193 and B3344. A terminus stone of the Ashburton and Totnes Turnpike Trust of the 1820s. Inscribed 'Hennock/From/Ash/Burton/VIII/Miles'. In fair condition. Legend painted black. Four holes have been drilled through the stone to support fence rails/poles.
This important stretch of road between Exeter and Plymouth was much improved in the 1820s as a result of recommendations from Civil Engineer James Green with new sections cut to by pass South Brent and Buckfastleigh. The old A38 retains a variety of interesting markers ranging from the original limestone ones favoured by the Totnes and Ashburton Turnpike to the cast iron mileposts of the Plymouth Eastern Trust.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1799Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 25". 25".
SDV322256Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2011. B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2155 - Exeter to Plymouth Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM