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Milestone, Barkway

Description: Milestone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162496

OS Grid Reference: TL3845735700
OS Grid Coordinates: 538457, 235700
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0025, 0.0156

Location: High Street, Barkway, Hertfordshire SG8 8EA

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

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Listing Text

TL 3846 3570 (West side)

9/42 Milestone


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. This, the 16th milestone, was set up on May 29th 1728
at a cost of £6.0.0. It is a freestone pillar about 2m high, square with
a rounded pyramidal cap. In low relief to front are 2 shields of arms,
those of Trinity Hall and of R. Hare, Mowse's executor. Below is an iron
plate with a segmental head, affixed c.1804 possibly to design of McAdam
for the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust. This reads 'LONDON 35/WARE 14/CAMBRIDGE
16'. (W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970,

Listing NGR: TL3845735700

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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