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Milepost Near Coilantogle Nn 58958 06493

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2299 / 56°13'47"N

Longitude: -4.2768 / 4°16'36"W

OS Eastings: 258950

OS Northings: 706484

OS Grid: NN589064

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.CK4W

Mapcode Global: WH3MB.8NNX

Entry Name: Milepost Near Coilantogle Nn 58958 06493

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398401

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50401

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Callander

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

A mid 19th century cast iron milepost on the A821 road near to Coilantogle between Callander and Loch Katrine. After the opening of the nearby Trossachs Hotel in 1849 and the arrival of the railway to Callander in the 1850s this section of the A821 became extremely busy with tourists as the main route through the Trossachs terminating at the head of Loch Katrine. The milepost has historical interest, relatively early date, and simple but elegant design when compared with later mileposts.

Set on a pedestal with an angled 2-sided face with half pyramidal cap and blank rear section. The SE face reads 'Trossachs Hotel 5 ½ miles, Loch Katrine 6 ½ miles'. The SW face reads 'Callander 3 miles, Stirling 19 miles'.

Statement of Interest

The milepost is painted white with the frame of the faces, lettering and moulding to the pedestal painted black. There are a further 2 similar mileposts to this stretch of the A821 at NN 51465 06750 and NN 50131 06829 (see separate listings).

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