NO5906 : Milestone, Barnsmuir

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

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Milestone,  Barnsmuir
Milestone, Barnsmuir
Milestone beside the A917 and for a wider view NO5906 : Milestone, Barnsmuir

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
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 59878 06215 [1m precision]
WGS84: 56:14.8052N 2:38.9412W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 59878 06215
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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A Road (Classified A)  Milestone 

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