SY1390 : Sidford milestone

taken 1 year ago, near to Sidford, Devon, Great Britain

Sidford milestone
Sidford milestone
Buried deep in the hedge immediately south of the junction, this milestone needed a little excavation before being photographable. It does not appear to be recorded by the Milestone Society, and due to its position in the hedgebank, the lettering is hard to make out for sure, but my best guess is "VII (ie 7th) mile from Honiton to Sidmouth". There is a later OS benchmark at the bottom of the inscription.
Milestones / Mileposts
A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road, canal, railway or sometimes paths at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically located at the side of the route. They are alternatively known as mileposts or mile posts (abbreviated MP on maps). Mileage is the distance along the route from a fixed starting point.
Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the route. This can be used to reassure travellers that the correct route is being followed, and to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 1345 9046 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.4386N 3:13.6255W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 1345 9046
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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