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MILESTONE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MILESTONE

List entry Number: 1102571

Location

MILESTONE, CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368)

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Jun-1987

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162523

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

BARLEY CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368) TL 4017 3983 (West side) 4/69 Milestone (formerly listed 29.5.69 as Milestone [No. 13] on the Barkway to Cambridge Road B.1368)

- II

One of the 16 milestones on the old road from Cambridge to London set up by W. Warren in 1728-32 under the bequest in 1586 of Dr. W. Mowse, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1552-3 for the upkeep of roads in and about Cambridge. This, the 13th milestone, is a white freestone pillar about lm high, square with chamfered corners and a rounded pyramidal cap. On upper part of front face is an iron plate with a segmental head, affixed c.1864 possibly to design of McAdam for the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust. This reads 'LONDON 38/BARKWAY 3/CAMBRIDGE 13'. Below part of original inscription remains visible 'MILES TO CAMBRIDGE' incised with a low relief pointing hand and date 1732 in Roman numerals. (W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970, p.110-11).

Listing NGR: TL4016939829

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 110-111

National Grid Reference: TL 40169 39829

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