SU3168 : Milestone near Hungerford

taken 7 years ago, near to Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Milestone near Hungerford
Milestone near Hungerford
Most of the inscription on the stone has worn away with the passing of time. For a wider view SU3168 : Milestone near Hungerford
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
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Milestone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 31728 68404 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8264N 1:32.7102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 31728 68404
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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