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London Road, Milestone (To South West of 18 London Road)

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6089 / 55°36'32"N

Longitude: -4.4891 / 4°29'20"W

OS Eastings: 243309

OS Northings: 637843

OS Grid: NS433378

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.MLL3

Mapcode Global: WH3QB.08MZ

Entry Name: London Road, Milestone (To South West of 18 London Road)

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396239

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48765

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Plain rectangular milestone. Tooled ashlar with carved Baskerville letters and numerals.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: adjacent to boundary wall with lowest row of writing partially concealed by low wall: reading Kilmarnock, directional arrow to right, 2 Furlongs 63 Yards; Grassyards, directional arrow to left, 4 ? miles 154 Yards.

Statement of Interest

This milestone is one of 3 used to mark the major routes out of town. The others are sited on Glasgow Road past Beansburn on the old toll road, and the other at the junction of Portland and Dundonald Road in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church. None of the Kilmarnock milestones are of the same type or style. This milestone is sited at a public garden found adjacent to Number 18 London Road. Originally the milestone was at the other end of this site but No. 16 London Road was demolished and the garden created. The milestone points the way out of the north east of the town via Holehouse Road. Originally this road led to Grassyards, a farm near the Fenwick to Galston Road. Predominantly rural, the road was urbanised in the 1960's when the New Farm estate was built.

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