MDE20646 - Late 19th Century mile post west of Holwell Wood (Monument)


A mile post associated with the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is shown on historic mapping. It appears to have been removed by the mid 20th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mile post is labelled on the 25 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, adjacent to the Lynton to Barnstaple Railway route (MMO42). [1] The mile post is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition map but the railway was also not extant at this time. [2] The mile post is marked on the six inch 1938 map. [3] It is not marked on the six inch 1963 map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #33487 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.



Grid reference SS 6755 4428 (point)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 57018
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/19/1

Record last edited

Dec 9 2019 1:57PM


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