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Latitude: 52.0392 / 52°2'20"N
Longitude: 0.0422 / 0°2'31"E
OS Eastings: 540169
OS Northings: 239829
OS Grid: TL401398
Mapcode National: GBR L99.5GY
Mapcode Global: VHHL0.P05M
Entry Name: Milestone
Listing Date: 29 May 1969
Last Amended: 3 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1102571
English Heritage Legacy ID: 162523
Location: Barley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8
District: North Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Barley
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Barley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
BARLEY CAMBRIDGE ROAD (B1368)
TL 4017 3983 (West side)
Milestone (formerly listed
29.5.69 as Milestone [No. 13] on the
Barkway to Cambridge Road
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
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