NO5911 : Milestone, Kingsbarns

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

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Milestone, Kingsbarns
Milestone, Kingsbarns
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
Monday, 23 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Kingsbarns 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5936 1182 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:17.8238N 2:39.4946W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5936 1182
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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A Road (Classified A)  Milestone 

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