NO6007 : Milestone, Anstruther Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Crail, Fife, Great Britain

Milestone, Anstruther Road
Milestone, Anstruther Road
The milestone stands beside the A917, Anstruther Road.

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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Photographer
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Crail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6097 0732 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:15.4063N 2:37.8939W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6095 0731
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Milestone  A Road (Classified A) 

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