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HER Number:MDV71822
Name:Milestone, Exeter Road


Milestone inscribed, 'Okehampton 1 Mile', on the B3260 Exeter Road at the junction with Beardown Road.


Grid Reference:SX 602 953
Map Sheet:SX69NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'M. S. OKEHAMPTON 1' marked on 1880s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2009, Old A30 Launceston to Exeter (Report - Survey). SDV323480.

Milestone on old A30, on grass verge on north side of road, just off Beardown Road, near to Business Park. A worn, dirty stone. The inscription, 'Okehampton 1 Mile', is difficult to read. The stone dates from circa 1760. The old A30 retains a surprisingly good number of milestones set up at various times by the three Turnpike Trusts that managed it. The first six miles of the old A30 in Devon as far as Combebow came under the remit of the Launceston Trust. The road then passed to the Okehampton Trust who managed a lengthy stretch as far as Crockernwell where it became the responsibility of the Exeter Trust. The style of milestones for the three Turnpikes are quite different and range from the tall, distinctive gable-ended Launceston marker, to the characteristic large Okehampton tombstone and the smaller Exeter version.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323480Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2009. Old A30 Launceston to Exeter. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2733 - Milestone Survey from Launceston to Exeter

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2012 12:33PM