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Milepost Approximately 700 Yards South South West of Orleton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6924 / 52°41'32"N

Longitude: -2.5446 / 2°32'40"W

OS Eastings: 363290

OS Northings: 310668

OS Grid: SJ632106

Mapcode National: GBR BT.3D80

Mapcode Global: WH9D1.WLG8

Entry Name: Milepost Approximately 700 Yards South South West of Orleton Hall

Listing Date: 8 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362503

Location: Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin, TF6

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Wrockwardine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Wrockwardine St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WROCKWARDINE WATLING STREET
1.
5362 Holyhead Road
Mile Post approximately
700 yds south-south-west
of Orleton Hall
SJ 61SW 27/671

II


2.
Circa 1815-19. Cast iron with splayed sides and top inscribed in relief:- London 141,
Shifnal 8 and Salop 9 m 6 fur.
In 1815 the Holyhead Road Commission authorized Thomas Telford to improve the
Holyhead Road from London. The period of improvement was 1815-35 but this section
from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton was constructed before 1819 by Henry Williams,
contractor. The cast iron mile post was possibly made by the Coalbrookdale Company
as were others q.v. Holyhead Road, Wellington and Watling Street, Wellington.


Listing NGR: SJ6329010668

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