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Milestone Opposite Cell Park, Markyate

Description: Milestone Opposite Cell Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157928

OS Grid Reference: TL0550817293
OS Grid Coordinates: 505508, 217293
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8443, -0.4698

Location: A5, Markyate, Hertfordshire AL3 8QQ

Locality: Markyate
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 8QQ

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Listing Text

TL 01 NE
(West side)
2/149 Milestone opposite Cell Park

- II

Milestone. C18, for Dunstable-St.Albans-London Turnpike Trust
established by Act of Parliament 1722, on a stretch of Watling Street
retained by Thomas Telford when he improved The Holyhead Road in the
second decade of the C19. White freestone pillar about 15" x 15" x 30"
high, tarred on the base and with remains of white paint and black
painted cut letters. E face cut back for repeated re-cutting of
inscription. The present inscription is in C19 sans-serif capitals
'LONDON/29/ST ALBANS/8 1/2/DUNSTABLE/3'. (Branch Johnson (1970)105, 185).

Listing NGR: TL0550817293

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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