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HER Number:MDV72078
Name:Milestone on the Grimstone and Sortridge leat, Plaster Down


19th century rough granite milestone which had been moved from the road to beside the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat on Plaster Down


Grid Reference:SX 516 723
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Northern section of the leat that served the medieval manor houses of Grimstone and Sortridge

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Jenkinson, T., 2003 - 2005, Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified (Report - Survey). SDV324156.

Rough granite milestone erected by the Tavistock Turnpike Trust c1832 on Plaster Down c150m to the east of the road beside the Grimstone & Sortridge Leat. The 118cm tall stone is inscribed '12/Miles/To/Plymo'. The stone had been moved away from the road & had chips to the edges at the time of the survey in 2005.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324156Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2003 - 2005. Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3036 - Peter Tavy to Horrabridge via Whitchurch & Plaster Down Unclassified

Date Last Edited:Oct 6 2015 3:50PM