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HER Number:MDV80674
Name:Milestone on A3124 to south-east of Hillbrae, St. Giles in the Wood


19th century milestone on A3124 inscribed as 32 miles to Exeter and 2 miles to Torrington.


Grid Reference:SS 511 172
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91811

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, 'Torrintgton 2/Exeter 32'.

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

Site visit 12th August 2010. Milestone in Rosemoor Wood just north of track on east side of road. Leaning back. Worn and chipped. Inscribed '32/Miles/to/Exon' on the left hand face and '2/Miles/to/Torrington' on the right. Set up circa 1835 by the Great Torrington Turnpike Trust.

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 faces onto the road. Each of these sides has a round head. Both are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The left side is inscribed 32 miles to Exon; the right side inscribed 2 miles 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: #107459 ]
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:Sep 1 2011 10:06AM