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Latitude: 55.0109 / 55°0'39"N
Longitude: -1.5695 / 1°34'10"W
OS Eastings: 427631
OS Northings: 568571
OS Grid: NZ276685
Mapcode National: GBR KBHH.0J
Mapcode Global: WHC3K.V9TW
Entry Name: Milepost at junction of Front Street and Manorfields
Listing Date: 23 July 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392672
English Heritage Legacy ID: 504519
Location: North Tyneside, NE12
County: North Tyneside
Electoral Ward/Division: Benton
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Long Benton St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
FRONT STREET (South side)
Milepost at junction of Front Street and Manorfields
Milepost of late C19/early C20 date, constructed of cast iron painted white with black lettering. The plaque is shield-shaped and bears the legend NEWCASTLE 4 NORTH SHIELDS 6 with a pair of opposing directional arrows. This is set on a circular shaft with the fixings for a lower rectangular and the makers plate below. Overall the milepost is c. 0.7m high.
HISTORY: the milepost was erected on an old route to Blyth and was cast by Smith Paterson Ltd. of Blaydon.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: this late C19/early C20 milepost is recommended for designation for the following principal reasons:
* It is a well preserved and intact example
* It is an attractive piece of street furniture which has some design interest in its shield shape and opposing directional arrows.
* It remains in its original position on an old route to Blyth
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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