Information for record number MWA12624:
Milepost near Little Wolford

Summary A milepost, dating from the Imperial period, akin to a gas lamp is located 750m south of Mitford Bridge, now on the A3400 near Little Wolford.
What Is It?  
Type: Milepost
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Little Wolford
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 26 36
(Data represented on this map shows the current selected record as a single point, this is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent an accurate or complete representation of archaeological sites or features)
Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Mile Post marked.
2 One of a series of cast iron mile markers placed exactly one mile apart on the Stratford on Avon to Oxford turnpike road, the first being one mile from the last milestone on the Oxfordshire side of the county boundary. They resemble a lamp-post without the lamp, having a fluted column with an ornate foliated base, and at the top two decorative arms pointing to Oxford and Stratford.
3 Survives intact.
4 Photographed in 1983.
5 On enclosure in 1845 in Little Wolford, the trunk road from Mitford Bridge to Long Compton was modified in two projects viz from “Long Compton to milestone Hill and from Mitford Bridge to milestone Hill. The former at the expense of Sir George Philips and the latter , indirectly at the expense of the Turnpike Trust (see correspondence on CR456 Box 22/52) at Warwick Record Office. I think that Record Number 1853, SP 26 36 was the milestone Hill point and Record Number 4730, SP 27 34 the Long Compton. Both were points on both the original trunk road and retained when modified.
6 Milepost noted on the A3400. (Can be seen on Google Street View) Gaslamp type. See digital archive MWA12624 for an image of a similar post.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: DoE
Author/originator: Falconer K A
Date: 1980
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Industrial Monuments
Source No: 5
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Information from Mr L. Thompson
Author/originator: L. Thompson
Date: 2006
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1923
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1923
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 10560
Source No: 4
Source Type: Photograph
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: PWF
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3835
Source No: 6
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: Email regarding location of milepost
Author/originator: Rob Caldicott
Date: 2011
Page Number: Digital Fi file SWA22978
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: PWF
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 2339
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument GAS LAMP * A street lamp in which the light is produced by the burning of coal gas. More recently natural gas has been used. back
monument COUNTY BOUNDARY * The limit line of a county. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back
monument MILESTONE * A stone set up on a road or path to mark the miles from or to a place. back
monument COLUMN * Use for free standing column. back
monument MILEPOST * A post or pillar set up alongside a road to mark the miles from or to a place. back
monument RECORD OFFICE * A building where official archives are kept for public inspection. back

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