NZ1366 : Milepost, Heddon on the Wall

taken 8 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Milepost, Heddon on the Wall
Milepost, Heddon on the Wall
This old milepost is built into the wall of the former Town Farm on the south side of the old turnpike road running north of Heddon village on the approximate line of Hadrian's Wall NZ1366 : Old road, Heddon on the Wall. It just bears the inscribed number 7, referring to the number of miles from Newcastle. It is shown in this location on the 25 inch to a mile OS map from c1860 and as 'old ms' in 1897 and 1920 LinkExternal link
On the map of c1897, it had been superseded by a new metal milepost situated about 1/4 mile east, although still 7 miles from Newcastle NZ1366 : Milepost east of Heddon-on-the-Wall

The earlier stone milepost, possibly dating from when the late C18th when Wade's Military Road was turnpiked, took its distance of 7 miles from the West Gate of Newcastle.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 February, 2011
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Milepost   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1351 6696 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.8223N 1:47.4214W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1351 6696
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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