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HER Number:MDV71760
Name:MILESTONE in the Parish of Swimbridge


Granite milestone inscribed '6 Barum'. One of a series of milestones placed in 1879 to commemorate the closure of the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust.


Grid Reference:SS 609 274
Map Sheet:SS62NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSwimbridge
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSWIMBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Marked 'Barnstaple 6. M. S' on 1880s 25" OS map.

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

Granite milestone situated about 200m west of the Traveller's Rest on the grass verge opposite the layby. The stone, inscribed '6 Barum' is in poor condition and chipped across the top and sides, a victim of grass cutting. One of a series of simple tombestone-shaped milestones placed in 1879 to commemorate the closure of the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Each of the stones bears the medieval Latin name BARUM and a countdown of the miles away from the town.

Sources / Further Reading

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

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2668 - Devon Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM