NO5414 : Milestone, Thornbank

near to Prior Muir, Fife, Great Britain

Milestone, Thornbank
Milestone, Thornbank
For a view of the other side of the milestone NO5414 : Milestone and bench mark, Thornbank and a wider view NO5414 : Milestone, Thornbank .

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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2011
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Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 7 January, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5450 1411 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.0316N 2:44.2295W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5450 1411
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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