MILESTONE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1102571
Date first listed:
29-May-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
03-Jun-1987
Statutory Address:
MILESTONE, CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368)

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Location

Statutory Address:
MILESTONE, CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368)

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Barley
National Grid Reference:
TL 40169 39829

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
162523
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13775/06
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