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Milestone approximately 125 metres to south of Forton Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Montford, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7346 / 52°44'4"N

Longitude: -2.8479 / 2°50'52"W

OS Eastings: 342846

OS Northings: 315558

OS Grid: SJ428155

Mapcode National: GBR BD.0X3Y

Mapcode Global: WH8BL.7J4F

Plus Code: 9C4VP5M2+VV

Entry Name: Milestone approximately 125 metres to south of Forton Cottage

Listing Date: 27 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259207

Location: Montford, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Montford

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Montford with Shrawardine

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 27/03/2018

SJ 41 NW
SJ 4285 1556

Holyhead Road
Milestone approximately 125 metres to south of Forton Cottage

(Formerly listed as Milestone approximately 125 metres to south of Forton Cottage A5 (T) (south-west side))

Milestone erected 1826-1827. Thomas Telford, engineer. Tooled limestone with shallow-pointed top and chamfered corners. Cast-iron plate, with supercribed serif lettering: "HOLY-/HEAD / 102-M /SALOP 4M - 6F".

This is one of a series of milestones alongside the A5 (Holyhead Road). Telford was the engineer for the Holyhead Road improvements which were carried out in the 15 years after 1817. Forton Cottage is not included on this list.

Listing NGR: SJ4284615558

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