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HER Number:MDV80680
Name:Milestone on A3124 at Moorparks, Beaford


19th century milestone on A3124 at Moorparks, 28 miles from Exeter and 6 miles from Torrington.


Grid Reference:SS 563 144
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeaford
Ecclesiastical ParishBEAFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91632

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 6/Exeter 28'.

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

Site visit 12th August 2010. Milestone at Moorparks circa 10 metres east of entrance to house on north side of road on grass verge under hedge. The legend is barely readable as badly eroded; '28/Miles/Exon' on the left hand face and '6/Miles/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 approximately 30 metres to south of Moorparks. Early to mid 19th century. Granite. Triangular section with 2 round-headed faces to front. Inscriptions largely illegible at time of survey (December 1987) but probably formerly read: '28/Miles/Exeter' and '6/Miles/Torrington'. Included as one of a series along the B 3220. 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: #107466 ]
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 9:21AM