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Latitude: 51.8443 / 51°50'39"N
Longitude: -0.4698 / 0°28'11"W
OS Eastings: 505508
OS Northings: 217293
OS Grid: TL055172
Mapcode National: GBR G5N.81W
Mapcode Global: VHFRL.SXZ1
Entry Name: Milestone Opposite Cell Park
Listing Date: 19 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1173958
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157928
Location: Markyate, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, AL3
Civil Parish: Markyate
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Markyate Street St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
MARKYATE DUNSTABLE ROAD (A5)
TL 01 NE
2/149 Milestone opposite Cell Park
Milestone. C18, for Dunstable-St.Albans-London Turnpike Trust
established by Act of Parliament 1722, on a stretch of Watling Street
retained by Thomas Telford when he improved The Holyhead Road in the
second decade of the C19. White freestone pillar about 15" x 15" x 30"
high, tarred on the base and with remains of white paint and black
painted cut letters. E face cut back for repeated re-cutting of
inscription. The present inscription is in C19 sans-serif capitals
'LONDON/29/ST ALBANS/8 1/2/DUNSTABLE/3'. (Branch Johnson (1970)105, 185).
Listing NGR: TL0550817293
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