SJ3034 : Milestone on the route of the old A5

near to Gobowen, Shropshire, Great Britain

Milestone on the route of the old A5
Milestone on the route of the old A5
This is an example of the traditional milestones that are associated with "Telfords Turnpike" and is 86 miles to Holyhead, where the road met the Irish Ferry and 20.75 miles (there were 8 Furlongs to the mile, 1 Furlong is one "furrowlong" = to 220 yards approx 200 metres) to Salop (Shrewsbury) from the Anglo-French Sloppesberrie. "Salop" is the currently accepted abbreviation for Shropshire, the county whose administrative centre is Shrewsbury. The Ordnance survey cut benchmark near the bottom of the stone was cut in 1857 as Mark No. 69 on the 1GL levelling line between Newtown and Chester. It is described in the Bench Mark Database at LinkExternal link.
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 301 341 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9866N 3:2.4356W
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