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Take off Stone Approximately 250 Metres South of Junction with Mossley Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Langsett, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5018 / 53°30'6"N

Longitude: -1.6303 / 1°37'48"W

OS Eastings: 424622

OS Northings: 400630

OS Grid: SE246006

Mapcode National: GBR KW1Y.VF

Mapcode Global: WHCBW.X7VS

Entry Name: Take off Stone Approximately 250 Metres South of Junction with Mossley Road

Listing Date: 21 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333865

Location: Langsett, Barnsley, S36

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Langsett

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Penistone St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE2462 0063 (west side)
6/83 Take-off stone approx
250 metres south
of junction with
Mossley Road
Marker stone. Late C18. Stone post with rounded top with good incised letters
reading 'Take Off'. Below this is an ordnance Survey bench mark. The stone is
built into a dry-stone wall.
The stone is at the top of the steep Mortimer Road, the Act for which was passed
in 1770. The road, built by a Mr Mortimer, did not meet the required standard
and thus tolls could not be enforced. Langsett township, which had to maintain
the road, provided a horse to help wagons up the hill and at the top of the horse
was 'taken-off' at the stone to return to the bottom.
J Kenworthy, A History of Stocksbridge, 1927.

SE1955 0153 (south side)
5/84 Milestone approx
200 metres west of
Flouch Inn
Milestone. Probably early c19. Stone post with rounded top. Good incised letters
11 Miles
25 Miles

Listing NGR: SE2462200630

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