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HER Number:MDV74194
Name:Boundary Stone to East of Topsham Bridge, Topsham

Summary

Boundary Stone to the east of Topsham Bridge, marking the boundary of Topsham and Clyst St George

Location

Grid Reference:SX 970 882
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst St. George
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST ST.GEORGE
Ecclesiastical ParishTOPSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A boundary stone is marked as 'B.S.' on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


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

A boundary stone is marked as 'B.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.

Boundary stone (c1822) to the east of Topsham, on the north side of the road at the east end of a bridge, next to a lamp post. The stone is very worn granite, and the right hand side is indecipherable. There is a chip out of the front edge. The location is overgrown in summer. The legend on the left hand side reads 'Top/Sham/P', and the right hand side should read 'St/George/Clyst/P'.
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 boundary stones are in very poor condition and have suffered from considerable erosion. 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, although the boundary stones are later, at c1822. Quite why they are so eroded is unclear and may suggest a greater age than first thought. Other details: Surveyed 07/05/2007.


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

A boundary stone is marked as 'BS' 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:Jan 3 2008 10:57AM