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HER Number:MDV71761
Name:MILESTONE in the Parish of Swimbridge


Milestone inscribed '7 Barum', placed in 1879 to commemorate the closure of the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust.


Grid Reference:SS 620 262
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 'M. S. Barnstaple 7' on 1880s 25" OS map.

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

Granite milestone situated c150m south of Stowford Cross near the turn to Woodland Farm. On overgrown bank on west side of road. Damp and worn. Inscribed '7 Barum'. One of a series of milestones placed in 1879 to commemorate the closure of Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Each of the stones bears the medieval Latin name of BARUM and are simple tombstone-shaped markers displaying 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

  • EDV2674 - Devon Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM