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Milestone on N side of B3257, circa 33m NW of Cleth Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewannick, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5909 / 50°35'27"N

Longitude: -4.4503 / 4°27'1"W

OS Eastings: 226655

OS Northings: 79660

OS Grid: SX266796

Mapcode National: GBR NG.D2PJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 17KH.XQ3

Entry Name: Milestone on N side of B3257, circa 33m NW of Cleth Cottage

Listing Date: 16 January 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406859

Location: Lewannick, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lewannick

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lewannick

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Summary

A milestone, dating from 1892.

Description

A milestone, dating from 1892. The milestone is in granite, painted white and stands circa 0.69m high; it is rectangular on plan, with a cranked top. The stone is inscribed: CALLINGTON / 9 / PLYMOUTH / 22.

History

From the mid-C18 onwards, turnpike trusts were encouraged to provide markers such as milestones and mileposts on the stretches of roads they operated. The milestone is one of a group of 19 milestones and one guidestone set up on the road which is now the B3257, and the crossing road, the B3254, which were made main roads and adopted by Cornwall County Council in 1892; unusually for roads made main and adopted by county councils, this had not previously been a turnpike route. Public notices were placed in the Royal Cornwall Gazette in November 1890 and June 1892 detailing the stretches of road which were to be adopted from the various Highway Boards along the routes. Cornwall County Council was unique in succeeding in having milestones set up before roads could be adopted.

The milestone is marked on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of 1907.

Reasons for Listing

The milestone near Trevadlock Cross is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Intactness: it is an intact milestone dating from 1892 which remains in its original position;
* Group Value: it has group value with 19 other listed milestones and a guidestone along this main road route;
* Historic Interest: it is on one of a small number of main road routes adopted by Cornwall County Council in the late C19 which had not previously been turnpike routes.

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