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HER Number:MDV71720
Name:Milestone, South Street, Barnstaple


Inscribed milestone on A377 in South Street, set up in 1879 by Barnstaple Turnpike Trust immediately prior to its closure.


Grid Reference:SS 566 320
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485803

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Barnstaple 1 M.S.' shown. Map object based on this source.

Rogers, W. H. H., 1942, Barnstaple Turnpike Trust, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV13579.

Jenkinson, T., 2001 - 2006, Exeter to Barnstaple A377 (Report - Survey). SDV344456.

Visited on 8th August 2005. Milestone on the path beside a wall on the west side of the A377, in South Street Newport. In fair condition, retains white painted legend, "1 Barum". One of the best examples of the characteristic Barnstaple tombstone set up in 1879 by Barnstaple Turnpike Trust immediately prior to its closure. Each of the stones bears the simple Barum legend with a number to signify the distance from the town.

Jenkinson, T., 2005, Barnstaple to Exeter (Report - Survey). SDV323127.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

South Street Newport, milestone approximately 4 metres north of Park Lane. Probably 1879. Dressed block of granite with rounded top, incised with inscription 1 BARUM.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13579Article in Serial: Rogers, W. H. H.. 1942. Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 161.
SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV323127Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005. Barnstaple to Exeter. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Unbound.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344456Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2001 - 2006. Exeter to Barnstaple A377. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV860Related to: Centre of Barum Turnpike Stone, Guildhall, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4621 - Survey of Milestones on the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple Road

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2013 3:26PM