A914 Milestone - Dairsie, Fife.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 20.944 W 002° 56.496
30V E 503609 N 6244932
Quick Description: Milestone with cast-iron face, constructed in 1824, on the A914 road in Fife, Scotland, close to the A91 roundabout east of the village of Dairsie.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/7/2018 10:35:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMZG8Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:

This milestone in the Kingdom of Fife, is one of a distinctive type that lined the turnpike route that ran between the ferry ports of Newport-on-Tay and Pettycur on the Firth of Forth. It is situated on the A914 road only a few yards from the roundabout with the A91, just east of the village of Dairsie.

It is a stone with a cast-iron face which features black cursive script lettering. The face was cast by Alexander Russell at Kirkcaldy Foundry in 1824, this is stated on the top of the face. Apart from Newport and Pettycur, the other placenames stated are the town of Cupar, and the old coaching inn at New Inn, now demolished to make way for the widening of the A92.

The milestone sits on the east side of the road alongside the footpath which runs all the way alongside the road to the village of Balmullo, two miles to the north. The bottom left corner of the face is missing, but the placenames are intact.

Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/1824

Material: Stone

Inscription:
To Pettycur. 25 NewInn. 12 Cupar. 3 Newport. 8


Name of road: A914

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