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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Kellington, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7168 / 53°43'0"N

Longitude: -1.1338 / 1°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 457264

OS Northings: 424834

OS Grid: SE572248

Mapcode National: GBR NTJG.BC

Mapcode Global: WHDC3.KVB0

Plus Code: 9C5WPV88+PF

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 17 February 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430182

Location: Kellington, Selby, North Yorkshire, DN14

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Kellington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kellington St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Summary


One of a series of inscribed milestones erected for the Doncaster and Selby Turnpike Trust which was created in 1832.

Description


Milestone, 1832, for the Doncaster and Selby Turnpike.

Magnesian limestone pillar of rectangular section with a gabled head. Inscribed on the side facing the road with “DONCASTER / 14 MILES / ASKERN 7 / SELBY 5 / YORK 20”, this still being discernible despite heavy weathering. The rear face is blank, the flanking sides each have a sunken panel as if to receive a metal plate, but with no evidence of fixing holes.

The recommended extent of the designation has been considered with reference to the powers provided by the Planning Act (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) 1990 under section 1 (5A), in this case invoking the powers under the Act to make it plain that the milestone has no listed curtilage.

History


The Doncaster and Selby Turnpike Trust was established by a statute enacted on 6th June 1832 and is thought to have been responsible for erecting a series of very similar milestones along the route, of which five are already listed grade II: NHLE 1365809 at SE6017630662; NHLE 1296820 at SE5974029125; NHLE 1151476 at SE5608610013; NHLE 1151491 at SE5591408398 and NHLE 1191834 at SE5645606909.

The milestone is now located approximately 160m south along the road from its position as marked on early Ordnance Survey maps.

Reasons for Listing


The milestone approximately 120m north of Roall Lane is listed at grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as a relatively rare example of early C19 street furniture;
* Group value: with at least five other contemporary milestones along the route of the Doncaster and Selby turnpike road.

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