NO5813 : Milestone near Boghall

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

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Milestone near Boghall
Milestone near Boghall
The milestone stands beside the A917. There is an Ordnance Survey bench mark on it.

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 5869 1319 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:18.5588N 2:40.1570W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5869 1319
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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