Description: Milestone at Junction with Westbury Road
Date Listed: 5 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 313683
OS Grid Reference: ST8350748237
OS Grid Coordinates: 383507, 148237
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2331, -2.2376
Milestone at junction
with Westbury Road
the description shall be amended as follows:
Milepost. c.1834. Cast iron classical style pillar with weathered and moulded
top, raised lettering reads BATH/14/WARMINSTER/3. Mid C18 stone milepost
(presumably 1751-2) retained at rear. This road from Warminster to Bath
originally turnpiked 1851-2 and consolidated by the Black Dog Trust in 1834 when
a new road was made from Woolverton to Bathampton when the old milestones were
replaced by these iron ones made by Carson and Miller, a Warminster firm of
ironfounders. William McAdam was engineer to the Trust. The post was moved to
its present position when the A36/A3098 junction was reconstructed.
(VCH, Wiltshire, vol.l 4 1959; R Haynes, Wiltshire Milestones 1968).
CHAPMANSLADE BATH ROAD
ST 84 NW (east side)
7/46 Milestone at junction with
Milepost. 1840. Cast iron classical-style pillar with weathered
and moulded top, raised lettering reads BATH / 14 / WARMINSTER / 3.
C18 stone milestone retained against rear. One of a series of cast
iron mileposts on roads radiating from Warminster, originally
turnpiked 1726-27 and consolidated c1840 when most milestones
replaced in cast iron, made by Carson and Miller, a Warminster firm
(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 4 1959; R. Haynes, Wiltshire Milestones,
Listing NGR: ST8350748237
Source: English Heritage
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