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HER Number:MDV80695
Name:Milestone in Plymouth Road, Totnes


Milestone in Plymouth Road inscribed as 1 mile to Totnes and 21 miles to Plymouth.


Grid Reference:SX 784 605
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (Circa, XVIII - 1765 AD to 1765 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Milestone marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map near Follaton Farm, 'Plymouth 21/Totnes 1'.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Milestone (MS) marked.

Jenkinson, T., 2018, Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379) (Report - Survey). SDV324109.

Site visit 19th April 2018. Milestone in Plymouth Road, opposite No. 45. Buried in bank on south side of road. Inscribed 'To/Plymouth/21/?/ To/Totnes/1/Mile'. In fair condition although it has been buried under brambles and grass for a long time. The word 'Miles' is sunken underground. It is unusual in that the word 'Plymouth' has been spelt out in full.
The stone was probably set up in circa 1765 when the Totnes Turnpike Trust built a new road bypassing the rough trackway over Harper's Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324109Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2018. Totnes to Plymouth (B3210/A3121/A379). Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113002 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2975 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Plymouth

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2018 12:29PM