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HER Number:MDV72319
Name:Milestone in Strete, 5 Miles from Dartmouth


Milestone, 5 miles from Dartmouth and 10 miles from Kinsgbridge.


Grid Reference:SX 839 466
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStrete
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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 10/Dartmouth 5' on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Benchmark also shown.

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

Date of Survey: 23rd August 2004. Milestone situated at south end of Strete, just down from New Strete Lodge, against wall on west side of road. In fair condition. Retains its paint cover, black on white. Inscribed 'To/Kingsbe/10/To/Dartmo/5'. Has an OS benchmark on the face. One of a remarkable run of milestones between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust was founded in 1759 but the stone is probably 19th century date, perhaps dating from circa 1856 when the Slapton Line was built.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1165644 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Milestone. Early to mid C19. White painted granite monolith with round top. The front is inscribed in upper case with serifs - "To Kingsbridge 10, To Dartmo 5". There is a bench mark above the inscription. This milestone is on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth turnpike built by the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust.
Date first listed: 25th March 1991

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). [Mapped feature: #99862 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1165644.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3311 - Kingsbridge to Dartmouth A379 Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:May 2 2018 11:35AM