- 30 Jun 2001
- Milepost, Old York Road, Flaxby, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SE 4055 5810 FLAXBY OLD YORK ROAD (south side)
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: SE4056358085
Copyright IoE Mr David Dodwell. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Dodwell, David
Rights Holder: Dodwell, David
Cast Iron, Gritstone (Sandstone), Georgian Milepost, Victorian Transport, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Street Furniture