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Milestone 230m South-West of Bosworgey Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Columb Major, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4299 / 50°25'47"N

Longitude: -4.9585 / 4°57'30"W

OS Eastings: 189973

OS Northings: 63074

OS Grid: SW899630

Mapcode National: GBR ZL.W2R3

Mapcode Global: FRA 07HX.J1D

Plus Code: 9C2QC2HR+XH

Entry Name: Milestone 230m South-West of Bosworgey Cottage

Listing Date: 25 October 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1395359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508254

Location: St. Columb Major, Cornwall, TR8

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Columb Major

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Columb Major

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Description

ST COLUMB MAJOR

1555/0/10041 TREGASWITH
25-OCT-10 (South side)
Milestone 230m south-west of Bosworgey
Cottage

GV II
DESCRIPTION:
A milestone, erected circa 1852 and situated on the south side of the road. The granite stone is triangular on plan; it is approximately 0.56m high and has a pyramidal top. It is inscribed on its front faces COLAN / CHURCH / 3 and ST / COLUMB / 1 in sans serif capitals. The milestone is painted white, with the lettering picked out in black.

HISTORY:
The milestone is one of a small group erected on one of two parish roads between St Columb Major and Colan by the St Columb Highway Board, which was responsible for roads in the parishes from 1835. The stone is closely dateable to circa 1852, since one of the group is clearly inscribed with this date. The roads were never adopted as main roads or turnpike roads, and as such are unusual in having milestones.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
The milestone 230m south-west of Bosworgey Cottage in St Columb Major, erected circa 1852, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Intactness: it is an intact milestone dating from circa 1852, which remains in its original position and is unusually placed on a parish road rather than a turnpike road
* Group Value: the milestone is one of a small group remaining on this road, the other two of which are designated at Grade II
* Historic Interest: it testifies to the great wave of C18 road improvement, and is unusually placed on a parish road rather than a turnpike road

Reasons for Listing

The milestone 230m south-west of Bosworgey Cottage in St Columb Major, circa 1852, is designated Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Intactness: it is a substantially intact milestone dating from circa 1852, which remains in its original position
* Group Value: the milestone is one of a small group remaining on this road, the other two of which are designated at Grade II
* Historic Interest: it testifies to the great wave of C18 road improvement, and is unusually placed on a parish road rather than a turnpike road

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