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Latitude: 53.2465 / 53°14'47"N
Longitude: -2.9114 / 2°54'40"W
OS Eastings: 339281
OS Northings: 372554
OS Grid: SJ392725
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z3W.HX
Mapcode Global: WH881.7NWH
Entry Name: Footpath Guidepost 120 Metres South of Axes Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130659
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55443
Location: Backford, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Backford
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Backford St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 37 SE BACKFORD CP LIVERPOOL ROAD
4/15 Footpath guidepost 120m
south of Axes Farmhouse
Footpath guidepost: late C19. Octagonal cast-iron post with plinth, moulded cap
and ball finial. Finger plate with nicked corners has raised inscription reading:
WIRRAL FOOTPATH ETC SOCIETY
PUBLIC FOOTPATH TO
PLEASE KEEP TO PATH
BY PERMISSION OF THE COUNCIL
along the post.
The National Footpath Preservation Society was founded under the patronage of the
Duke of Westminster and others in 1884. This and a set of similar examples thoroughout
the Wirral must have been erected soon after.
Listing NGR: SJ3928172554
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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