SU0410 : Milepost near Wimborne St Giles

taken 7 years ago, near to Wimborne st Giles, Dorset, Great Britain

Milepost near Wimborne St Giles
Milepost near Wimborne St Giles
The milepost is one of a series erected by the Poole Turnpike Trust which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1757.
Milestones/mileposts 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 and posts 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
Tuesday, 8 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Category
Milepost   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 043 108 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.8106N 1:56.3966W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 043 108
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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