NO5805 : Milestone, Cornceres

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

Milestone, Cornceres
Milestone, Cornceres
The milestone stands beside the A917 and for a wider view of the milestone in its surroundings NO5805 : Milestone near the Caiplie Doocot

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, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5850 0542 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:14.3696N 2:40.2678W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5850 0542
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Milestone  A Road (Classified A) 

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