MILEPOST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1130211

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1983

Statutory Address: MILEPOST, GREAT NORTH ROAD (CENTRAL RESERVATION)

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MILEPOST, GREAT NORTH ROAD (CENTRAL RESERVATION)

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Alconbury Weston

National Grid Reference: TL1863078130

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 17 NE 49/4/30

ALCONBURY WESTON GREAT NORTH ROAD (Central Reservation) Milepost

II*

Milepost. C. 1770. Coursed squared limestone. Square plan. EXTERIOR: double stepped plinth course and overhanging moulded cornice to cap. Ball finial on baluster plinth replaced 1982. Inscriptions on north and west faces, each with shallow sunk pointing hands. North face inscription: `To London 64 miles/ through Huntingdon/ Royston & Ware/ To Huntingdon 15 miles/ To London 72 miles/ through Cambridge/ To Cambridge 21 miles/ To Stilton 7 miles' West face inscription: `To London 68 miles/ through Buckden/ Biggleswade & Hatfield/ To Buckden 7 miles/ To Stilton 7 miles' RAILINGS: low railings on all 4 sides. Wrought-iron. Circular section verticals with spear-head finials pass through plain-section top rail. Sited at junction of Great North Road (A1) at junction with Ermine Street. The milepost was moved to central reservation 1955 when dual-carriageway was built, and now stands on west side of the old south-bound carriageway (road widened to west 1998).

Listing NGR: TL1863078130

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 54512

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 205

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