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HER Number:MDV72361
Name:Milestone South of Stoke Fleming, 3 Miles from Dartmouth


Granite milestone, 3 miles from Dartmouth and 12 miles from Kingsbridge.


Grid Reference:SX 861 480
Map Sheet:SX84NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoke Fleming
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE FLEMING

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99944

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Milestone marked as 'M.S Dartmouth 3/Kingsbridge 12' 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 250 metres east of old road into Stoke Fleming. Against wall on north side of road. In fair condition. Retains paint cover, if a little worn. Inscribed 'To/Kingsbge/12/To/Dartmo/3'. One of a remarkable run of milestones between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The Kingbridge and Dartmouth Trust was founded in 1759 but the milestones are probably 19th century in date.

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

Milestone about 150 metres south-south-west of Sanders. Circa early 19th century. Dressed granite monolith with a round head, about 1 metre high. Painted white with black-painted carved lettering in upper case with serifs 'TO/E/KINGSBG/12/TO/0/DARTM/3'. The milestone is set against a stone wall on the roadside and was erected by the Kinsgbridge-Dartmouth Turnpike Trust. Other details: LBS No. 99944.

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:Sep 15 2014 12:37PM