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Milepost North of Layby, Near Stafford Bypass

A Grade II Listed Building in Stafford, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8345 / 52°50'4"N

Longitude: -2.1336 / 2°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 391096

OS Northings: 326343

OS Grid: SJ910263

Mapcode National: GBR 16J.7DL

Mapcode Global: WHBDT.608S

Plus Code: 9C4VRVM8+RH

Entry Name: Milepost North of Layby, Near Stafford Bypass

Listing Date: 30 July 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502766

Location: Creswell, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Civil Parish: Creswell

Built-Up Area: Stafford

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Stafford St Bertelin

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

CRESWELL

603/0/10049 STONE ROAD
30-JUL-08 Milepost north of layby, near Stafford
bypass

II
Milestone of 1761 and early-C19 milepost. The rectangular milestone is of sandstone with an arched top and the attached post is of triangular section with a domed top. The face of the stone is masked and no lettering is apparent. The post has raised lettering which reads 'TILLINGTON' to the top and the angled plate below reads, to left 'STONE/5/MILES' and to right 'STAFFORD/2/MILES'.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Milestones are of national importance as they are some of the few physical remains of national and local historic road use. The mileposts on this route reflect the standardisation of roads to facilitate the transport needs of the increasingly industrial landscape of C18 Staffordshire. This is an unusual example of an earlier C18 milestone which is combined with an early C19 cast iron milepost.

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

Reasons for Listing

Milestones are of national importance as they are some of the few physical remains of national and local historic road use. The mileposts on this route reflect the standardisation of roads to facilitate the transport needs of the increasingly industrial landscape of C18 Staffordshire. This is an unusual example of an earlier C18 milestone which is combined with an early C19 cast iron milepost.

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