NO6008 : Milestone, Chance Inn

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

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Milestone, Chance Inn
Milestone, Chance Inn
The milestone stands beside the A917 and in front of a crop of oilseed rape.

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.

Oilseed rape is the third important crop in the UK after wheat and barley. It can be either winter or spring sown. Winter sown oilseed rape is primarily grown for its oil, which is used in cooking and food processing.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Crail 
Crop (from Tags)
Oilseed Rape 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6049 0894 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:16.2772N 2:38.3732W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6049 0894
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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A Road (Classified A)  Milestone 

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