SK2227 : London 128 miles

taken 6 years ago, near to Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire, Great Britain

London 128 miles
London 128 miles
Cast-iron turnpike milepost alongside the Burton to Tutbury main road (formerly the A50). One of a virtually complete set of similar posts. Early 19th century in origin, Listed Grade II.
Mileposts on the Burton to Tutbury Road :: SK2326
Although the distance is quite short it is remarkable that the full set of turnpike cast-iron mileposts along this road has survived. They were all cast by the local firm of Thornewill, around 1828, for the Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Tutbury Turnpike Trust. All are Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 21 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Milestoneid (from Tags)
ST BTTT03 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2245 2705 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.4299N 1:40.0893W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2245 2705
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Milepost  Grade II Listed  Turnpike Road 

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