NS5398 : Millennium milepost (detail)

taken 13 years ago, near to Cobleland, Stirling, Great Britain

Millennium milepost (detail)
Millennium milepost (detail)
This is a closer view of the milepost that is shown in NS5398 : A millennium milepost.

Like many other mileposts of the same design, it bears writing in an unusual script, as seen in this photo. The script is called Utopian, and it was created by Sir Thomas More for his most famous book, "Utopia" (written in 1516).

The Utopian text on this milepost is only a fragment of a longer text; the part shown on the present image reads as follows: "-UNGS NEVER FULL ENSNARE US IN TIM-". The symbol for "v" augments the alphabet given in More's book, since he wrote in Latin, and provided no distinct symbol for "j" (as opposed to "i"), for "v" (as opposed to "u"), or for "w" or "z".

See ST1776 : Time Trail Disk T3-5 (spoilers), which gives a very good explanation of the manner in which the complete text would be assembled; for example, the triangle on the post shown in my photograph is the first of a series of eight (the T3 series), and would be combined with the other seven to form an octahedron.

Compare NS5865 : Millennium mile post detail, which is from a different series, and whose text reads "-OURLY ROUND TONIGHT / IN HOPE ACR-".
National Cycle Network Route 7 :: NX7662

The Lochs and Glens (North) route covers 214 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. The Lochs and Glens (South) covers 193 miles from Glasgow to Carlisle via the Ayrshire coast, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. It continues east as the Coast to Coast C2C route to Sunderland.

National Cycle Network Mileposts

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, "Rowe Type" by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

Read the National Cycle Network article Link

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