SJ5687 : Grade 2 listed milestone, Penketh

taken 5 years ago, near to Penketh, Warrington, Great Britain

Grade 2 listed milestone, Penketh
Grade 2 listed milestone, Penketh
Described on the National Heritage List for England as "Late C19 milestone unusual in marking distances to buildings rather than places. Represents significant historic interest as a reminder of the area's transport history and changing road patterns. Late C19, whitewashed stone. Triangular, downward sloping top. Lettering reads 'PENKETH' (top); 'TO WIDNES TOWN HALL 3 3/4 MILES' (left); 'TO WARRINGTON MARKETGATE 3 MILES'. Milestone erected between 1882 - 1894-6.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5607 8756 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9829N 2:39.7141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5609 8757
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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