Description: Milestone Approximately 125 Metres to South of Forton Cottage
Date Listed: 27 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 259207
OS Grid Reference: SJ4284615558
OS Grid Coordinates: 342846, 315558
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7346, -2.8479
MONTFORD C.P. A5 (T) (south-west side)
SJ 41 NW
SJ 4285 1556
5/142 Milestone approx. 125
- metres to south of Forton
Milestone. Early C19. Thomas Telford, engineer. Tooled granite
with shallow-pointed top and chamfered corners. Cast-iron plate, with
supercribed serif lettering: "HOLY-/HEAD / 102-M /SALOP 4M - 6F". This
is one of a series of milestones alongside the A5 (Holyhead Road).
Telford was the engineer for the Holyhead Road improvements which were
carried out in the 15 years after 1817. Forton Cottage is not included
on this list. L.T.C. Roll, Thomas Telford (1958), pp. 110-129; Brian
Bracegirdle and Patricia H. Miles, Thomas Telford (1973), pp. 68-83.
Listing NGR: SJ4284615558
Source: English Heritage
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