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Milestone - Blandford Road - Sturminster Marshall
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Postells
N 50° 47.623 W 002° 04.713
30U E 564943 N 5627290
Quick Description: Milestone beside the A350, Blandford Road.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 5:33:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMCEHE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Milestones did not come into general use until the Turnpike Act of 1766 made them compulsory on turnpike roads, these roads were built by private enterprise under licence from the Government and maintained by tolls on those who used them. Before this Act milestones were put up occasionally, often as charitable acts and commemorations. Many Turnpike Act stones still exist. They are usually 2-3 ft high, with the initial letter or abbreviation of the nearest market town shown on two faces, and the distance from it.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Stone

Inscription:
Poole 8 Blandford 6


Name of road: Blandford Road

Date placed: Not listed

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