Thursday, 15 April 2010

More milestones

I'm not sure how complete it is, but these are the locations of milestones in England that I've extracted from the English heritage lists at Listed Building Online. The full map is here. (warning - this involves overlaying quite a large KML file, so it might take a while to load).

It's not a surprise to find that milestones link important 19th century centres like London and Bath, along the old coaching routes. But it was a bit of a surprise to find that there are enough of them left to still form little strings of pearls along major roads.

As far as I can make out the terms and conditions of the English Heritage web site allow me to use this data "for the pursuit of legitimate activities, but not in connection with any unlawful, illegal, immoral or anti-social purpose, or in a manner which, in English Heritage’s sole discretion, is or may be damaging to the name or reputation of English Heritage". I hope this post passes the necessary tests - but the conditions also seem to be saying that I can only provide a link to the English Heritage web site if I first get their written permission. Surely I must be misreading that?


Chris Hill said...

As you say, the list is not complete. There's a milestone in our village which is not on the list. Nonetheless, it is interesting and I'm certainly going to check at least a couple of local ones out.

Photos to follow :)

gom1 said...

FWIW the Milestone Society reckons there are about 9,000 left (roughly 4 times as many as on the EH register), and it provides links to various lists.