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Milepost at junction of Front Street and Manorfields

A Grade II Listed Building in Benton, North Tyneside

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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

Plus Code: 9C7W2C6J+96

Entry Name: Milepost at junction of Front Street and Manorfields

Listing Date: 23 July 2008

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


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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