MSO10512 - Milestone at Sticklepath (Building)


An early 19th Century milestone marks 5 miles to Watchet.

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Milestone. Early C19. Sandstone and cast iron. Round headed stone with attached arched head plaque inscribed: 5 miles to Watchet. Leaning to the South at time of survey, October 1983. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264812. First Listed on 21/12/1984. [2] The milestone was not found during the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. [3] A milestone lies on the edge of the B 3190 at Sticklepath (ST 0460 3615). It is a dressed stone block, 0.7 by 0.4 by 0.15 metres. The road (east) side has a metal plaque with the words "5 MILES To Watchet" engraved on it. The stone appears to have been knocked by traffic and leans to the north. [4] The stone is depicted on the 1st edition 25 inch map. [5] The milestone was located during a follow up visit in April 2014. It was noted to be situated at ST 04606 36157 and appeared to have suffered some damage. It was given a score of 4A. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 47(16).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Bonvoisin, P.. 2014. Survey of Listed Buildings not located during 2012-3 Buildings at Risk Survey.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1185320, Updated 30 May 2022.



Grid reference ST 0460 3614 (point)
Map sheet ST03NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 375/4/54
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW57
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1185320
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 30752
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35174

Record last edited

May 30 2022 4:59PM


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