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Milestone, Barley

Description: Milestone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162560

OS Grid Reference: TL3982438335
OS Grid Coordinates: 539824, 238335
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0258, 0.0366

Location: London Road, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8JE

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

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Listing Text

TL 3982 3833 (North side)
27.5.68 (formerly listed as
Milestone opposite
'The Shop in the Orchard')

- 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 14th milestone, is a white freestone pillar
about lm high, square with a rounded pyramidal cap. On upper part of
front face is an iron plate with a segmental head, affixed c.1804
possibly to design of McAdam for the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust. This
reads 'LONDON 37/BARKWAY 2/CAMBRIDGE 14'. Below part of original
inscription remains visible, 'CAMBRIDGE' incised with a low relief
pointing hand and date 1732 in Roman numerals. (W. B. Johnson,
Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970, p.ll0-11).

Listing NGR: TL3982438335

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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