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Milestone - A917 St Andrews, Fife.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 19.872 W 002° 46.890
30V E 513510 N 6242963
Quick Description: Stone milestone with a cast-iron cap, one mile from St Andrews on the A917 Crail Road.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/12/2017 8:59:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMX1AY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:

The first milestone on the A917 road out of St Andrews, heading down the North Sea coast bound for the East Neuk of Fife, is one mile from the town centre on the south-eastern outskirts. It is situated on the pavement on the left (coast) side of the road beside a fallen wall.

Like the other milestones in the area, it is of whitewashed whinstone with a cast-iron cap, which is more rusted than the others on this road. The black lettering on the cap is of cursive script, the placenames all abbreviated.

The three destinations heading away south-eastwards are Anstruther, Kilrenny and Pittenweem, all reached from the B9131 road that branches off from the A917 half a mile away. There are no places mentioned on the A917 itself, including Crail. On the other side, the three placenames heading northwards are St Andrews, Leuchars and Newport-on-Tay. The usual benchmark adorns the stone on one side.

This is the easiest stone to reach on this road as a pavement runs all the way from the town to this point.

Condition: Worn

Material: Stone

Inscription:
Ansr. 8 1/2 Kilry. 9 3/8 Pittem. 9 5/8 St.Ans. 1 Leuchs. 6 3/4 Newpt 12 1/4


Name of road: A917 Crail Road

Date placed: Not listed

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