NO5314 : Milestone near Brownhills

taken 7 years ago, near to Brownhills, Fife, Great Britain

Milestone near Brownhills
Milestone near Brownhills
The milestone stands at the junction of the A917 and the road to the sewage works.

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.

There is an Ordnance Survey bench mark on the side of the stone.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5316 1498 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.4927N 2:45.5385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5316 1498
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Milestone  A Road (Classified A) 

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