ST9503 : Milestone near Shapwick

taken 7 years ago, near to Shapwick, Dorset, Great Britain

Milestone near Shapwick
Milestone near Shapwick
Milestone beside the B3082.

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 shown on two faces, and the distance from it.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9513 0333 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.7691N 2:4.2310W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9513 0333
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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