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Milestone on Civil Parish Boundary, Barley

Description: Milestone on Civil Parish Boundary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162455

OS Grid Reference: TL3931036971
OS Grid Coordinates: 539310, 236971
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0137, 0.0285

Location: Cambridge Road, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8EA

Locality: Barley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 8EA

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Listing Text

TL 3931 3696 (West side)

3/1 Milestone on Civil
Parish Boundary

- II

Part in Barley Civil Parish (q.v.). One of the 16 milestones on the old
road from Cambridge to London set up by W.Warren in 1728-32 under the
bequest in 1586 of Dr. W. Mowse, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
1552-3 for the upkeep of roads in and about Cambridge. A freestone
pillar about a half metre high, part buried, square. To front is an iron
plate with a segmental head, affixed c.1804 possibly to design of McAdam
for the Wadesmill Turnpike trust. This reads 'LONDON 36/BARKWAY 1/
CAMBRIDGE 15'. (W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire,
1970, p.110-11).

Listing NGR: TL3931036971

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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