SE2536 : Kirkstall Forge Milepost, Abbey Road, Kirkstall

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Headingley, Leeds, Great Britain

Kirkstall Forge Milepost, Abbey Road, Kirkstall
Kirkstall Forge Milepost, Abbey Road, Kirkstall
This very old milepost claims to be equidistant between London and Edinburgh, and a rough check on my road atlas confirms that it is halfway, and probably on the direct line. I'd put the total distance between them at around 375 miles. Perhaps a geographer with better facilities and techniques could check the information !
B & B stands for Beecroft and Butler who were the owners of the forge in 1829 (thanks to Alan Longbottom for that information).
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Wednesday, 28 December, 2005   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 28 December, 2005
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Milepost   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 253 364 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.3957N 1:37.0291W
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