SJ8546 : Newcastle-under-Lyme: 19th-century milepost

taken 2 years ago, near to Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Newcastle-under-Lyme: 19th-century milepost
Newcastle-under-Lyme: 19th-century milepost
A good example of a C19 milepost, illustrating the standardisation of roads and the introduction of turnpikes to facilitate the transport needs of the increasingly industrial landscape of C19 Staffordshire. This cast iron milepost is set in its original location, and is intact.

The milepost is Grade II listed.
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
Saturday, 11 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle-Under-Lyme  Basford 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 85647 46474 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.9224N 2:12.9235W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 85647 46474
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Milepost  Nineteenth Century  Grade II Listed  Grade II Listed Structure 

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