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Milestone on Wall to North West of High School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gosforth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4202 / 54°25'12"N

Longitude: -3.4438 / 3°26'37"W

OS Eastings: 306411

OS Northings: 503711

OS Grid: NY064037

Mapcode National: GBR 4KDB.67

Mapcode Global: WH711.25C7

Entry Name: Milestone on Wall to North West of High School House

Listing Date: 21 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76220

Location: Gosforth, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Gosforth

Built-Up Area: Gosforth

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Gosforth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 0603/0703 GOSFORTH A595 (East side,

27/22 Milestone on wall to
north-west of High
School House


Milestone; possibly c1812 when the roads were made up. Monolithic sandstone
block placed on top of wall. Trapezoid in plan. c3 ft long and cl ft 3 ins
high; painted white with crude incised lettering and outline hands picked out in
black. East face (with chamfered edges): TO WHITEHAVEN 11 MILES TO EGREMONT 6
(hand points to right); TO BROUGHTON 16 MILES TO KENDAL 36 (hand points to
left). West face: TO WHITEHAVEN 11 MILES TO EGREMONT 6 (hand points to left);
TO RAVENGLASS 5 MILES TO ULVERSTON 31 (hand points to right).

Listing NGR: NY0641103711

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

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