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Milestone Opposite No 51

A Grade II Listed Building in Markyate, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.833 / 51°49'58"N

Longitude: -0.455 / 0°27'17"W

OS Eastings: 506556

OS Northings: 216056

OS Grid: TL065160

Mapcode National: GBR G5V.5R8

Mapcode Global: VHFRT.26B5

Entry Name: Milestone Opposite No 51

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157958

Location: Markyate, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Markyate

Built-Up Area: Markyate

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Markyate Street St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

MARKYATE LONDON ROAD
TL 0616
(Vest side)
8/179 Milestone opposite
- No. 51
- II

Milestone. C18, for Dunstable-St.Albans-London Turnpike Trust
established by Act of Parliament 1722, on the stretch of Watling Street
retained by Thomas Telford when he improved The Holyhead Road for mail
coaches in the second decade of the C19, but cut off by the A5 byepass
completed c.1957. White freestone rectangular section pillar about 12
inches x 15 inches, buried so that only the top 18 inches and the upper
inscription show. N and E faces cut back for repeated recutting of
inscriptions. The present inscriptions are in C19 sans-serif capitals,
that on narrower N face 'LONDON/28/MILES', that on broader E face starts
with figure '5' but is otherwise illegible. (Branch Johnson (1970)105).


Listing NGR: TL0655616056

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