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HER Number:MDV72362
Name:Milestone to North of Stoke Fleming, 2 Miles from Dartmouth


Granite milestone, 13 miles from Kingsbridge and 2 miles from Dartmouth.


Grid Reference:SX 866 493
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): 99915

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone, marked ' M.S Dartmouth 2/Kingsbridge 13', 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.

At one time the milestones nearer Dartmouth, on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth turnpike, bore an inscription that was picked out in black paint on a white background. The two mile marker is the best remaining example and has been recently renovated.

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

Date of Survey: 5th August 2004. Milestone situated at junction with B3205, about quarter of a mile north of Stoke Fleming. On a stone base on the grass verge. In good condition. Repainted since 2001. The stone seems to have been moved from the A379 to a point just above the B3205. Inscribed 'To Kingsbe 13 To Dartmo 2''. One of a remarkable run of milestones from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. The Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Trust was founded in 1759 but the extant 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 125 metres north-north-east of Pound House Farmhouse. 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/13/TO/0/DARTM/2. The milestone is set into a bank at a road junction and was erected by the
Knightsbridge-Dartmouth Turnpike Trust.
Source: Albert, W., The Turnpike Road System in England 1663-1840, page 241. Other details: LBS No. 99915.

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 18 2011 8:31AM