Information for record number MWA7242:
Quarter Mile Post (Site 18)

Summary A quarter milepost dating to the Imperial period on the disused railway. These mileposts marked every quarter of a mile along the railway track. This particular milepost is situated 300m east of Salford Priors.
What Is It?  
Type: Milepost
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Salford Priors
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 07 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Spanning the River Arrow is a former railway bridge with abutments built in engneering brick with stone copings. The abutments on the north side of the river have a Midland Railway style quarter milepost situated by them; this bears the legend '65' on both faces. Quarter mileposts were used by all Railway companies as a means of sectioning up the line and providing a ready means of identifying locations along the route. The position of the post denoted the exact point at which the quarter mile was reached. This quarter milepost is marked as being 68.5 miles from Derby and 3.5 miles from the quarter mile post identified earlier and will not be affected by the construction of the new bypass. It is a remarkable survival which has escaped the attentions of collectors of memorabilia because access is so difficult. It should be offered to a suitable society or to Warwick Museum. Another post (site 15) a notice post at SPO852 and a third at SP0851 (site 16) are badly damaged and have no value.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: A435 Norton Lenchwick Bypass Phase 2 Part III
Author/originator: Collins Dr P
Date: 1993
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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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument RAILWAY BRIDGE * A bridge carrying a railway track across a river, valley, road etc. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument MILEPOST * A post or pillar set up alongside a road to mark the miles from or to a place. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back

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