NS5036 : Milestone at Galston Cross

taken 2 years ago, near to Galston, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Milestone  at Galston Cross
Milestone at Galston Cross
For centuries Galston was confined to the old ‘Kirk Toun’ by the parish church (The Cross, Church Lane then a drover’s road and the area around Bridge Street and Brewland Street). Galston Cross was the site of the Mercat Cross and horse trough. This focal point of the town hosted agricultural fairs and celebratory events and was a place for people to meet. This was not the original position of the milestone - that was just outside the town, on the north side of the River Irvine, about 100 yards from the Muckle Brig on LH side of road heading to Newmilns. It may have been moved from there when the bypass was built in the late 70's

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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5002 3670 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.0445N 4:22.9214W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5002 3670
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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