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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
Entry Name: Milepost
Listing Date: 21 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130211
English Heritage Legacy ID: 54512
Location: Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28
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
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
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