SU2267 : Milestone near Mildenhall

taken 7 years ago, near to Mildenhall, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Milestone near Mildenhall
Milestone near Mildenhall
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Milestones did not come into general use until the Turnpike Act of 1766 made them compulsory on turnpike roads, these roads were built by private enterprise under licence from the Government and maintained by tolls on those who used them. Before this Act milestones were put up occasionally, often as charitable acts and commemorations. Many Turnpike Act stones still exist. They are usually 2-3 ft high, with the initial letter or abbreviation of the nearest market town show on two faces, and the distance from it.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010
Category
Milestone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 22428 67997 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.6333N 1:40.7351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 22428 67997
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