MSO10546 - Early 19th Century milestone north of Oaktrow Quarries (Building)


The milestone marks 7 miles to Minehead. It is currently situated elsewhere.

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Full Description

Milestone. Early C19. Sandstone and cast iron. Slightly cambered head to stone attached plaque central semicircular headed top, inscribed in raised lettering: "7 miles to Minehead", sunk so that lowest row of lettering is obscured. The road was cut in the 1820s. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265315. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [2] Stone walls. [3] The milestone is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4,5] The milestone was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 1A and was noted to be elsewhere. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference SS 9385 4015 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (1A): 444/6/33
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10255
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 17414
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31017

Record last edited

Jun 9 2021 8:46AM


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