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HER Number:MDV910
Name:Milestone in Sticklepath, Barnstaple


19th century milestone located at the top of Sticklepath Hill on the Old Torrington Road, one mile from Barnstaple.


Grid Reference:SS 548 323
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTawstock
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAWSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILESTONE (XIX - 1879 AD to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Milestone marked as 'Barnstaple 1 MS' on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, on west side of the road to south of road junction.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Milestone shown on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 29 (Monograph). SDV78228.

One of 105 milestones erected in 1879. The stone was supplied by J Easton and Sons of Exeter who had their works in Northernhay Street. It is positioned at the start of the Old Torrington Road.

Jenkinson, T., 2006, Milestone at Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple (Correspondence). SDV351632.

Milestone on the west side of Old Torrington Road with the inscription 1 BARUM and an OS benchmark on its face. Set in a small alcove by a wall. Description from photograph in T. Jenkinson's possession.

Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

Milestone visible. A rounded 'tombstone' shaped milestone set in a small stone alcove in the bank front of the bungalow close to the roundabout at the end of the road. The bench mark is just visible.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Milestone ('MS') marked.

Steer, L., 2018, Milestone, Old Bideford Road, Fremington (Correspondence). SDV361574.

Report of damage to a milestone located on the Old Torringotn Road, Banstaple Milestone Marker ID DC_BSGT01 on the Old Torrington Road. Map suggests it is this milestones.

Jenkinson, T., 30/10/2006, Old Torrington Road Milestone Barnstaple (Correspondence). SDV352556.

Milestone still in situ with the inscription 1/Barum with an OS benchmark.

Lewis, D., Sept 2011, Land at Larkbear, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 13 (Report - Assessment). SDV352261.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109304 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV351632Correspondence: Jenkinson, T.. 2006. Milestone at Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple. Email to B. Horner. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV352261Report - Assessment: Lewis, D.. Sept 2011. Land at Larkbear, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP). H_EDP1340_01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13.
SDV352556Correspondence: Jenkinson, T.. 30/10/2006. Old Torrington Road Milestone Barnstaple. Email to B. Horner. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV361574Correspondence: Steer, L.. 2018. Milestone, Old Bideford Road, Fremington. Digital.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 29.

Associated Monuments

MDV911Related to: Milestone in Sticklepath, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 19 2018 11:46AM