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Milestone, Barley

Description: Milestone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 162523

OS Grid Reference: TL4016939829
OS Grid Coordinates: 540169, 239829
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0392, 0.0422

Location: B1368, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8HN

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

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Listing Text

TL 4017 3983 (West side)
Milestone (formerly listed
29.5.69 as Milestone [No. 13] on the
Barkway to Cambridge Road

- II

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 13th milestone, is a white freestone pillar
about lm high, square with chamfered corners and a rounded pyramidal
cap. On upper part of front face is an iron plate with a segmental head,
affixed c.1864 possibly to design of McAdam for the Wadesmill Turnpike
Trust. This reads 'LONDON 38/BARKWAY 3/CAMBRIDGE 13'. Below part of
original inscription remains visible 'MILES TO CAMBRIDGE' incised with a
low relief pointing hand and date 1732 in Roman numerals.
(W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970, p.110-11).

Listing NGR: TL4016939829

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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