Milestone

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1421393
Date first listed:
13-Apr-2015
Location Description:
Milestone on Tynemouth Road, just within the southern boundary of Northumberland Park, North Shields. Approx. 100m west of Correction House, 28 Tynemouth Road, NE30 4AA.

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Location

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Location Description:
Milestone on Tynemouth Road, just within the southern boundary of Northumberland Park, North Shields. Approx. 100m west of Correction House, 28 Tynemouth Road, NE30 4AA.
District:
North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ3623268957

Summary

Milestone of later C18 date on the Newcastle to Tynemouth Turnpike Road.

Reasons for Designation

The milestone on Tynemouth Road, North Shields of later C18 date, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Intactness: it survives intact in its original position with a legible inscription; * Historical interest: it testifies to the development of the road transport network through the turnpike system; * Group value: it benefits from group value with the other listed milestone on this turnpike route (NHLE 1025327).

History

The milestone was erected on the Newcastle to North Shields and Tynemouth Turnpike Road. Although no date for the opening of the toll road is available, it is considered to have been open by at least 1776. The milestone is clearly marked on an 1826 plan of Newcastle and described as ‘8’ milestone. This was an important route until it was superseded by the Newcastle to Shields Railway in 1839. This milestone is one of only two remaining on the route, the other being the ‘6’ milestone which is listed at Grade II (1025327).

Details

Milestone of later C18 date on the Newcastle to Tynemouth Turnpike Road.

A rectangular milestone tapering towards the ground and standing about 0.5m high, is set to the rear of a later, low stone wall on the Newcastle to Tynemouth Turnpike Road. The milestone is round-headed and its front face is inscribed with a large figure ‘8’ denoting its position eight miles from Newcastle.

Sources

Websites
Tyne and Wear HER(1191): Newcastle to North Shields Turnpike - Details, accessed from http://www.twsitelines.info/smr/1191

Legal

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

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