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Description: Take off Stone Approximately 250 Metres South of Junction with Mossley Road
Date Listed: 21 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333865
OS Grid Reference: SE2462200630
OS Grid Coordinates: 424622, 400630
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5018, -1.6303
SE20SW LANGSETT MORTIMER ROAD
SE2462 0063 (west side)
6/83 Take-off stone approx
250 metres south
of junction with
Marker stone. Late C18. Stone post with rounded top with good incised letters
reading 'Take Off'. Below this is an ordnance Survey bench mark. The stone is
built into a dry-stone wall.
The stone is at the top of the steep Mortimer Road, the Act for which was passed
in 1770. The road, built by a Mr Mortimer, did not meet the required standard
and thus tolls could not be enforced. Langsett township, which had to maintain
the road, provided a horse to help wagons up the hill and at the top of the horse
was 'taken-off' at the stone to return to the bottom.
J Kenworthy, A History of Stocksbridge, 1927.
SE1OSE LANGSETT WOODHEAD ROAD
SE1955 0153 (south side)
5/84 Milestone approx
200 metres west of
Milestone. Probably early c19. Stone post with rounded top. Good incised letters
Listing NGR: SE2462200630
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