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Milestone Opposite Coomb Grove Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Arrington, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

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

ARRINGTON

1630/5/17 ERMINE WAY
03-SEP-86 (West side)
MILESTONE OPPOSITE COOMB GROVE FARMHOUSE

II
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.

SOURCES:
hhtp://www.milestone-society.co.uk
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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