SU2467 : Milestone near Axford

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

Milestone near Axford
Milestone near Axford
The milestone stands beside the A4 and is just inside the square.
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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SU2467, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Milestone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 24001 67742 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.4919N 1:39.3791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 24001 67742
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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