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HER Number:MDV72318
Name:Milestone at Strete, 9 Miles from Kingsbridge


Granite milestone inscribed as being 9 miles fom Kingsbridge and 6 miles from Dartmouth


Grid Reference:SX 833 455
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStrete
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Milestone marked as 'M.S. Kingsbridge 9/Dartmouth 6' on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Jenkinson, T., 2006, The Milestones and Mileplates of the Dartmouth Turnpikes of Devon, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV347506.

Jenkinson, T., 2006 - 2009, Kingsbridge to Dartmouth A379 (Report - Survey). SDV324551.

Date of Survey: 23rd August 2004. Milestone situated about 50 metres uphill and west of Strete Gate picnic area, at extreme north end of the Slapton Lane, against wall on south side of road. In fair condition, although it was completely covered with vegetation. Retains its white paint and black painted legend, 'To/Kingsbg/9/To/Dartmo/6/'. One of a remarkable run of stones between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust was found in 1759 but the stone may date from the mid 19th century when the Slapton Line was built.

English Heritage, 2009, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343181.

Date Listed: 25th March 1991. Milestone about 180 metres south-south-east of Brockhall Lodge. Early to mid 19th century. White painted granite monolith with round head. Inscribed on front in upper case 'To Kingsbe 9, To Dartmo 6'. This milestone is on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth turnpike, built by the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust. Other details: LBS No. 100020.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324551Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2006 - 2009. Kingsbridge to Dartmouth A379. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV347506Article in Serial: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. The Milestones and Mileplates of the Dartmouth Turnpikes of Devon. Milestones and Waymarkers. The Journal of the Milestone Society. 2. A4 Stapled. 10.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3311 - Kingsbridge to Dartmouth A379 Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2011 9:42AM