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HER Number:MDV80573
Name:Milestone east of Weekstone Cross, Pancrasweek


19th century milestone comprising a slab of Cornish slate. Inscribed as being 3 miles from Holsworthy, 6.5 miles from Bude and 5 from Stratton.


Grid Reference:SS 300 052
Map Sheet:SS30NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPancrasweek
Ecclesiastical ParishPANCRASWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91953

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.

Milestone marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map as being 5 miles from Stratton and 3 miles from Holsworthy.

Jenkinson, T., 2010, Fallen Milestone in West Devon on the A3072 (Correspondence). SDV347668.

Milestone located circa 100 metres east of Weekstone Cross opposite harvest Cottage on the south side of the road. The milestone, one of the rare Cornish slate markers, is currently lying on its side. Other details: Photo.

Jenkinson, T., 2010, Milestone at Weekstone. Hatherleigh to Bude (Correspondence). SDV348246.

Fallen milestone has now been repositioned by the roadside but is badly damaged on its right hand edge where it was hit by grass cutting machinery. The name Bude is now missing. Cornish slate markers such as this one are rare in the county. Other details: Photo.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

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

Milestone. 19th century. Monolithic slab of painted slate, slightly canted and inscribed with incised lettering on left hand face 'Holsy. 3', right hand 'Bude 6 1/2 Stratton 5'. Date listed 15th December 1989.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107369 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347668Correspondence: Jenkinson, T.. 2010. Fallen Milestone in West Devon on the A3072. Email to B. Horner. A4 Stapled.
SDV348246Correspondence: Jenkinson, T.. 2010. Milestone at Weekstone. Hatherleigh to Bude. Email to B. Horner. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2011 3:39PM