Reinstalled Milepost, Main Street, East Haddon, Northants.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 18.427 W 001° 01.393
30U E 634769 N 5797037
Quick Description: This old mile post was removed from the A428 and installed here to comemmorate the year 2000.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/2/2011 9:57:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMBXQ9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 5

Long Description:
An old stone milepost with a replica distance plaque. The slate information panel in front of the stone gives the following information;


               The Milestone was installed on this site to
               commemorate the year 2000.

               It was recovered from the A428, about
               300 yards towards Northampton from the
               East Haddon cross-roads, just over the brow
               of Tire Hill.

               In 1738 the Northampton-Rugby main road
               (now the A428) was made a Turnpike with
               a Toll House and Toll Bar. All Turnpikes had
               milestones at one mile intervals - approximately!
               There were 3 within the Parish of East Haddon
               and one just outside. Another one can still be
               found close to the Ravensthorpe turning. The
               Toll was discontinued on 1st December 1870.

               The metal plaque is a replica, as the original
               disappeared in the 1990s. It was duplicated
               using a photograph supplied by Jock and Ann
               Cooper, who did much for our village and were
               authorities on its history.
               This stone is dedicated to their memory.

               East Haddon Village 2001

Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/2000

Material: Stone

Inscription:
See main description.


Name of road: Main Road, East Haddon.

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