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HER Number:MDV80409
Name:Milestone at Lower Ferry in Kingswear

Summary

Flat-topped milstone at the start of the Dartmouth and Torquay Turnpike Trust showing distances to a number of destinations in South Devon in miles, furlongs and poles.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 881 510
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100574

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.

MS Exeter 39 marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


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

M.S Exeter 32 marked on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Jenkinson, T., 2006, The Milestones and Mileplates of the Dartmouth Turnpikes of Devon, 12 (Article in Serial). SDV347506.

A flat-topped milestone on the slipway at the lower ferry in Kingswear marks the start of the Dartmouth and Torquay Turnpike Trust. The stone shows distances to Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Toprquay, Brixham, Totnes and Exeter in miles, furlongs and poles. Exeter is marked as being 34 miles, 6 furlongs and 20 poles.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Mile Post immediately south of Royal Dart Hotel. Milepost situated on slipway of the Lower Dart Ferry. Circa early 19th century. Rectangular granite post. It is unusual in having the distances in miles, furlongs and poles. Inscribed on front: TO M F P Newton 16.6.24 Teignmouth 18.4.14 Torquay 12.2.14 Brixham 4.4.8 Totnes 11.4.8 Exeter 32.6.20.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107215 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
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. 12.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5432 - Milestone Survey from Torquay to Kingswear

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 1:53PM