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A Grade II* Listed Building in Alconbury Weston, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3884 / 52°23'18"N

Longitude: -0.2582 / 0°15'29"W

OS Eastings: 518630

OS Northings: 278130

OS Grid: TL186781

Mapcode National: GBR J20.7JQ

Mapcode Global: VHGLN.G7VF

Plus Code: 9C4X9PQR+8P

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 21 October 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54512

Location: Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Alconbury Weston

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Alconbury St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 17 NE

GREAT NORTH ROAD (Central Reservation)


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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