NY2847 : Milestone, Jenkin Cross

taken 14 years ago, 3 km from Wigton, Cumbria, England

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Milestone, Jenkin Cross
Milestone, Jenkin Cross
Milestone beside the A595.
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 show on two faces, and the distance from it.

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Category: Milestone
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Act Milestones were put up Occasionally [2] Title Clusters: · Milestone, Jenkin Cross [2] ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 May, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2890 4793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.2690N 3:6.4850W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2890 4793
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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