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Milestone Approximately 125 Metres to South of Forton Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Montford, Shropshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259207

Location: Montford, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Montford

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Montford with Shrawardine

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

MONTFORD C.P. A5 (T) (south-west side)
SJ 41 NW
SJ 4285 1556
5/142 Milestone approx. 125
- metres to south of Forton

- II

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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