SJ4065 : Distance marker on the city walls - 1 Mile

taken 10 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

Distance marker on the city walls - 1 Mile
Distance marker on the city walls - 1 Mile
This stone, inserted into the city walls above the so-called 'Roman Quay' and the Roodee, indicates the distance of 1 Mile from the Eastgate. In the 18th century the city walls were substantially repaired and made into a promenade around the city, and there are many dates carved into the walls indicating when each section was rebuilt. Although this stone is not dated it seems likely that it was inserted around that time. So far I have found four stones - ' Mile' near the Phoenix Tower SJ4066 : Distance marker on the city walls - ¼ Mile, ' Mile' at the top of the steps to the Queen's School sports ground (and behind the lamp post) see SJ4066 : Distance marker on the city walls - ¾ Mile, this stone indicating '1 Mile', and '1 Mile ' between the Old Dee Bridge and the Recorder's Steps SJ4065 : Distance marker on the city walls - 1 mile ½. The stones are all worn and the inscriptions tend to be almost invisible without the sun at the right angle and can be easily missed. See this stone in position SJ4065 : Nuns Road, the city walls, and the '1 Mile' marker
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 January, 2008
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City walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4021 6595 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.2359N 2:53.7742W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4021 6595
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