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HER Number:MDV74181
Name:Milestone on Topsham Road, Northwest of Burnthouse Lane

Summary

Milestone on Topsham Road, northwest of Burnthouse Lane

Location

Grid Reference:SX 935 909
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishHEAVITREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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.

A milestone is marked as 'Exeter 1 M.S' on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

A milestone is marked as 'Exeter 1 M.S' on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Jenkinson, T., 2007, Exeter to Exmouth (Incorporating Sandygate to Topsham Old B3181) (Report - Survey). SDV339943.

Milestone (c1769) on the Topsham Road, aanout 30 metres northwest of Burnthouse Lane, opposite Earl Richards Road South, built into a wall by a bus stop, near Mile End Cottage. The stone is worn and partly sunk into the tarmac. It has a legend '1/Mile/to/Exeter', and an Ordnance Survey benchmark. It features in W.G. Croump's pictorial book of sketches of Exeter boundary stones (1933-1941).
Two routes into Exmouth from the city of Exeter that were turnpiked and had milestones and boundary markers placed at various points. Only a handful survive today and most are very worn, with their legends difficult to decipher. The milestones are characteristic design; the fairly tall tombstone type, with distances to Exeter recorded, although there are instances of Topsham and Honiton inscribed. Dating the stones here is problematic because the Exeter Turnpike Trust operated from the mid 18th century, and some of the milestones may be of this age. Quite why they are so eroded is unclear and may suggest a greater age than first thought. Other details: Surveyed 24/08/2004.


Ordnance Survey, 2007, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV337643.

A milestone is marked as 'MS' on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337643Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2007. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV339943Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2007. Exeter to Exmouth (Incorporating Sandygate to Topsham Old B3181). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4354 - Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2007 1:55PM