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HER Number:MDV7170
Name:Milestone on A386, 1 mile from Tavistock

Summary

Granite milestone inscribed 'From Tavistock 1 Mile Oakhampton 14 Truro 51'. There is also a benchmark on the top of the stone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 492 754
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/26
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XIX - 1760 AD to 1820 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Milestone marked as 'M.S Tavistock 1'.


Albert, W., 1972, The Turnpike System in England (Monograph). SDV256931.


Department of Environment, 1987, Gulworthy, 95 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV220874.

Milestone. Late 18th century. Granite. Monolith with shaped head, lettering all on front: From Tavistock 1 miles, Oakhampton 14, Truro 51. Turnpike act, 1760, for roads leading into Okehampton.


Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2008, A386 Tavistock to Okehampton (Report - Survey). SDV323813.

Milestone located 200 metres south of the Trout and Tipple Inn, on west side of road near old toll house. Beside bench on bank set well back from the road. Worn legend reads ' From Tavistock 1 Mile Oakhampton 14 Truro 51. Top edge chipped. OS benchmark on top of stone. Dates from circa 1817. The route of the A386 was jointly managed by the Tavistock and Okehampton Turnpike Trusts, the changeover taking place near the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. The Tavistock Trust opted for grandiose markers that showed distances as far afield as Truro on their faces. The Okehampton stones are generally in poor condition and several have now gone.


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

MS marked.


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

Milestone. Late C18. Granite. Monolith with shaped head, lettering all on front: FROM TAVISTOCK 1 MILE, OAKHAMPTON 14, TRURO 51. Turnpike Act, 1760, for roads leading into Okehampton.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1172336 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MILESTONE AT SX 492 754, PARKWOOD ROAD, TAVISTOCK HAMLETS SX 47 NE 3/143
Milestone. Late C18. Granite. Monolith with shaped head, lettering all on front: FROM TAVISTOCK 1 MILE, OAKHAMPTON 14, TRURO 51. Turnpike Act, 1760, for roads leading into Okehampton.
The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1326206. That entry was removed from the List on 1 September 2016. This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 September 2016.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220874List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Gulworthy. Historic Houses Register. Website. 95.
SDV256931Monograph: Albert, W.. 1972. The Turnpike System in England. The Turnpike System in England. Unknown.
SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #46934 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1172336.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2934 - Devon Milestone Survey
  • EDV5437 - Milestone Survey from Tavistock to Okehampton

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2017 3:55PM