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HER Number:MDV71995
Name:Milestone on road north-east of Burntown, Mary Tavy


Milestone on A386 inscribed 'From Tavistock 3 miles Okehampton 12 Truro 53'. Microchipped.


Grid Reference:SX 504 782
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV54691.

Marked 'M.S. OKEHAMPTON 12 TAVISTOCK 3' on 1880s-90s OS map.

Byng, B., 2005, Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts (Un-published). SDV357004.

Microchipped 09/10/2005.

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

Milestone on A386, located approx half a mile south of Mary Tavy, on grass verge high above west side of road. Worn and damaged with chips across face. The legend, 'From Tavistock 3-miles Okehampton 12 Truro 53', is difficult to read. Dates from c1817. Grid reference given as SX50466 78299. 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.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1263569 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

MARY TAVY SX 57 NW 4/67 Milestone at SX 505 783 - II
Milestone. Late C18. Granite, round-headed block with lettering, not wholly legible: "Tavistock ... Miles Okehampton 19 Truro 53". Turnpike Act, 1760, for roads leading into Okehampton. (Sources: Albert, W.: The Turnpike System in England. 1972).
Listing NGR: SX5045878281

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #47198 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1263569.
SDV357004Un-published: Byng, B.. 2005. Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV54691Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2947 - Devon Milestone Survey
  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2015 10:50AM