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HER Number:MDV80672
Name:Milestone at Rosemoor, 1 mile from Torrington


19th century milestone on A3124 at Rosemoor inscribed 33 miles to Exeter and 1 mile to Torrington.


Grid Reference:SS 499 179
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91810

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, 'Torrington 1/Exeter 33'.

Jenkinson, T., 2010, Great Torrington to Morchard Road A3124 (Report - Survey). SDV347811.

Site visit 12th August 2010. Milestone on A3124 about 1/4 mile to the north of the entrance to Rosemoor Gardens. Leaning back in a muddy verge on the east side of the road. The legend is faint but readable, '33/Miles/to/Exon' on the left hand face and '1/Mile/to/Torrington' on the right. There is also a benchmark after 'Exon'. Set up by the Great Torrington Turnpike Trust circa 1835.

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

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

Milestone. Late 18th, early 19th century. Granite. Upright slab is triangular in section with its canted sides onto the road. Each of these sides has a rounded head. Both are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The left side is inscribed 33 miles to Exon; the right side is inscribed 1 mile to Torrington. Date listed: 16th February 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: #107457 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347811Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2010. Great Torrington to Morchard Road A3124. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5277 - Milestone Survey from Great Torrington to Morchard Road

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2011 4:40PM