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Milepost

A Grade II Listed Building in Flaxby, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0172 / 54°1'1"N

Longitude: -1.3824 / 1°22'56"W

OS Eastings: 440562

OS Northings: 458084

OS Grid: SE405580

Mapcode National: GBR LPSZ.HP

Mapcode Global: WHD9M.Q9W6

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330602

Location: Flaxby, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Flaxby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4055 5810 FLAXBY OLD YORK ROAD
(south side)

3/23 Milepost

II

Milepost. Early-mid C19. Cast iron and gritstone. Triangular section,
rounded top, approximately 1 metre high. Inscriptions: top - 'KNARESBOROUGH
AND GREEN HAMMERTON ROAD'. Left face - 'KNARESBOROUGH 4 MILES'. Right face
- 'GREEN HAMMERTON 4 MILES'. Two bolts through the top section secure the
cast-iron plate to a gritstone support. This stretch of the York-
Boroughbridge Road was built and made the responsibility of a turnpike trust
in 1752. It replaced a more meandering route via Ferrensby, Arkendale and
Whixley. There was a turnpike bar at Flaxby. There were further road
improvements throughout the Harrogate and Knaresborough area in the 1820's
and 30's. See V. Jennings, (Ed.) History of Harrogate and Knaresborough,
1970, pp. 234, 288.


Listing NGR: SE4056258084

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