MEM22705 - 19th Century milestone north of Roborough Gate (Monument)


A milestone at this point dates to the 1820s and marks 8 miles to Watchet. It is on the road between Timberscombe and the Devon border that was turnpiked following an Act of 1822 and completed in 1827.

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Milestone. 1820s. About 350 mm high dressed stone, slightly cambered head, bench mark on right side, attached plaque with semi-circular headed central section inscribed in incised lettering "8 miles to Watchet". This section of road from Timberscombe to the Devon border was turnpiked following an Act of 1822. Supervised by William McAdam, son of the more famous J L McAdam, it was completed in 1827. [1] The milestone was visited in June 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Brompton Regis (4 August 1986).
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference ST 0146 3335 (point)
Map sheet ST03SW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1648/5/15
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31337

Record last edited

Mar 19 2021 9:48AM


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