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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Barley, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0392 / 52°2'20"N

Longitude: 0.0422 / 0°2'31"E

OS Eastings: 540169

OS Northings: 239829

OS Grid: TL401398

Mapcode National: GBR L99.5GY

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.P05M

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 29 May 1969

Last Amended: 3 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162523

Location: Barley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

BARLEY CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368)
TL 4017 3983 (West side)
4/69
Milestone (formerly listed
29.5.69 as Milestone [No. 13] on the
Barkway to Cambridge Road
B.1368)

- II


One of the 16 milestones on the old road from Cambridge to London set up
by W. Warren in 1728-32 under the bequest in 1586 of Dr. W. Mowse,
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1552-3 for the upkeep of roads in and
about Cambridge. This, the 13th milestone, is a white freestone pillar
about lm high, square with chamfered corners and a rounded pyramidal
cap. On upper part of front face is an iron plate with a segmental head,
affixed c.1864 possibly to design of McAdam for the Wadesmill Turnpike
Trust. This reads 'LONDON 38/BARKWAY 3/CAMBRIDGE 13'. Below part of
original inscription remains visible 'MILES TO CAMBRIDGE' incised with a
low relief pointing hand and date 1732 in Roman numerals.
(W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970, p.110-11).


Listing NGR: TL4016939829

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