NO5713 : Milestone near Boarhills

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

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Milestone near Boarhills
Milestone near Boarhills
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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
Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5730 1350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:18.7185N 2:41.5079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5730 1350
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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