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Milestone at Se 0156 6320, Grassington

Description: Milestone at Se 0156 6320

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324763

OS Grid Reference: SE0156463201
OS Grid Coordinates: 401564, 463201
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0648, -1.9776

Location: B6265, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5DA

Locality: Grassington
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5DA

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Listing Text

SE 06 SW
(south side)
5/9 Milestone at
SE 0156 6320
Milestone. 1787. By William Tomlin for the Turnpike Trust. Sandstone.
Approximately 60 centimetres high, buried in a hedge bank, triangular in
section, the left face inscribed " P ", the right face inscribed
? 10 M
" G ". The top and front edge badly damaged. An Act of Parliament for
- M
construction of a turnpike road between Wetherby and Grassington was passed
in 1758. An amendment after 1779 separated the Pateley Bridge to
Grassington section, the two towns being the principal markets for the lead
miners of the Grassington - Greenhow area. Expenses accounts of the
trustees record that in January 1787 they paid William Tomlin £3-9-0 for
cutting, dressing, lettering and setting 10 milestones from Pateley Bridge
to Grassington. A. Raistrick, Old Yorkshire Dales, 1967, pll7.

Listing NGR: SE0156463201

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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