MSO10254 - Milestone at West Wood (Monument)


An early 19th Century milestone marking 8 miles to Minehead.

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Milestone. Early C19. Sandstone and cast iron. Slightly cambered head of stone, attached plaque, central semicircular top, inscribed "8 miles to Minehead". The road was cut in the 1820s. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265314. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [2] 'Minehead 8' and 'MS' noted on 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3,4] The milestone was not located during the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c.1904. Second Edition.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference SS 9311 3980 (point)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (1A): 444/10/32
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10545
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 17413
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31016

Record last edited

May 28 2014 11:50AM


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