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Latitude: 52.7346 / 52°44'4"N
Longitude: -2.8479 / 2°50'52"W
OS Eastings: 342846
OS Northings: 315558
OS Grid: SJ428155
Mapcode National: GBR BD.0X3Y
Mapcode Global: WH8BL.7J4F
Entry Name: Milestone Approximately 125 Metres to South of Forton Cottage
Listing Date: 27 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1366941
English Heritage Legacy ID: 259207
Location: Montford, Shropshire, SY4
Civil Parish: Montford
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Montford with Shrawardine
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
MONTFORD C.P. A5 (T) (south-west side)
SJ 41 NW
SJ 4285 1556
5/142 Milestone approx. 125
- metres to south of Forton
Milestone. Early C19. Thomas Telford, engineer. Tooled granite
with shallow-pointed top and chamfered corners. Cast-iron plate, with
supercribed serif lettering: "HOLY-/HEAD / 102-M /SALOP 4M - 6F". This
is one of a series of milestones alongside the A5 (Holyhead Road).
Telford was the engineer for the Holyhead Road improvements which were
carried out in the 15 years after 1817. Forton Cottage is not included
on this list. L.T.C. Roll, Thomas Telford (1958), pp. 110-129; Brian
Bracegirdle and Patricia H. Miles, Thomas Telford (1973), pp. 68-83.
Listing NGR: SJ4284615558
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