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Milestone Opposite Coomb Grove Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Arrington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1585 / 52°9'30"N

Longitude: -0.0718 / 0°4'18"W

OS Eastings: 532000

OS Northings: 252886

OS Grid: TL320528

Mapcode National: GBR K69.LP6

Mapcode Global: VHGMX.P0XN

Entry Name: Milestone Opposite Coomb Grove Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52681

Location: Arrington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Arrington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Arrington St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


1630/5/17 ERMINE WAY
03-SEP-86 (West side)

A milestone dating from the late C18 to early C19.

MATERIALS: Limestone

EXTERIOR: This milestone has a bull nosed stop and chamfered corners. The road side face is inscribed `A/LONDON/46/ROYSTON/8/CAXTON/4'. It is painted white and the inscription black.

INTERIOR: Not applicable.

HISTORY: This milestone dates from the late C18 to early C19 and is one of a series of milestones erected on the Old North Road.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments England, An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridge, Volume One, West Cambridgeshire, 1968.

REASONS FOF DESIGNATION: This milestone is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a legible example of a pre-1840 milestone in its original location;
* It is a testament to the development of our road network and a reminder of the different perceptions of distance in a pre-motorised age.

Listing NGR: TL3200052885

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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