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Description: Milepost at Ngr St 2401 1238
Date Listed: 18 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271210
OS Grid Reference: ST2401312381
OS Grid Coordinates: 324013, 112381
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9059, -3.0821
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ST21SW OTTERFORD CP
8/42 Milepost at NGR ST 2401 1238
Milepost. Circa 1840. Allen and Co of Taunton, iron founders. Cast iron. Triangular in plan, hollow in section, sloping top, plinth with name of iron founders set below ground level. Inscribed in raised lettering right "TAUNTON 9", left "HONITON 9 3/8". The Honiton and Ilminster Trust obtained consent to turnpike the section of road from Shoreditch, south of Taunton, to the Devon border by an Act of 1840. An almost complete set of mileposts survives along the road.
(Bentley, J.B and Murless, B.J Somerset Roads - The Legacy of the Turnpikes, 1985).
Listing NGR: ST2401312381
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