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HER Number:MDV72010
Name:Milestone on A386, south of Willsworthy Range


Badly damaged and worn milestone located on east side of A386 about 1/2 mile south of Willsworthy Range. Microchipped.


Grid Reference:SX 515 827
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93968

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 9 TAVISTOCK 6' on 1880s-90s 25" 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, situated about 1/2 miles south of entrance to Willsworthy Range, on grass verge on east side of road. Grid reference given as SX51626 82784. Part sunken and badly damaged and worn. Much of the legend is indecipherable, 'Fro? ?a???To??? Oakhamp??? 9 Truro 56'. Dates from c1817. 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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323813Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2008. A386 Tavistock to Okehampton. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
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

  • EDV2976 - Devon Milestone Survey
  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2014 4:22PM