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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Barkway, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0025 / 52°0'8"N

Longitude: 0.0156 / 0°0'56"E

OS Eastings: 538457

OS Northings: 235700

OS Grid: TL384357

Mapcode National: GBR K8B.JR6

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.7X3S

Plus Code: 9F422228+X6

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162496

Location: Barkway, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barkway

Built-Up Area: Barkway

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barkway

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description

BARKWAY HIGH STREET
TL 3846 3570 (West side)
Barkway

9/42 Milestone
27.5.68

GV II


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 16th milestone, was set up on May 29th 1728
at a cost of £6.0.0. It is a freestone pillar about 2m high, square with
a rounded pyramidal cap. In low relief to front are 2 shields of arms,
those of Trinity Hall and of R. Hare, Mowse's executor. Below is an iron
plate with a segmental head, affixed c.1804 possibly to design of McAdam
for the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust. This reads 'LONDON 35/WARE 14/CAMBRIDGE
16'. (W.B. Johnson, Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, 1970,
p.110-11).


Listing NGR: TL3845735700

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