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Take-Off Stone 200 Metres to North of Cadson

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Ive, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4879 / 50°29'16"N

Longitude: -4.341 / 4°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 234031

OS Northings: 67962

OS Grid: SX340679

Mapcode National: GBR NM.LLSC

Mapcode Global: FRA 17SR.YD7

Entry Name: Take-Off Stone 200 Metres to North of Cadson

Listing Date: 26 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61355

Location: St. Ive, Cornwall, PL17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Ive

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Ive

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 36 NW

Take-off stone 200m to north of Cadson


Turnpike Take-off stone. Circa 1764. Granite rectangular post with flat top. Incised with upper case lettering TAKE OFF. Coaches travelling towards Liskeard from Callington were allowed to take a trace horse from the tollhouse at Newbridge (q.v. Turnpike cottage, Callington Parish), to assist them on their way to St Ive. Those travelling in the opposite direction were instructed to take an extra horse at Coombegate (q.v. Put-on stone 60 m to east of Coombegate). At the brow of the hill directly to the north of Cadson, the take-off stone instructed the coachman to unhitch the trace horse and send it back. Situated on turnpike road. Act for turnpike roads leading into Callington dated 1764 (4 Geo III c48) setting up the Callington Turnpike Trust. A further act of 1785 authorised the widening and improvement of 32 miles.

W. Albert, The Turnpike Road System in England 1663-1840, 1972
S Lightbody, The Book of Callington, 1982

Listing NGR: SX3403167962

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