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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
Plus Code: 9C8Q6PHF+X7
Entry Name: Milepost Near Coilantogle Nn 58958 06493
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398401
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50401
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
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'.
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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