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Old Milestone near the Sun Inn, Wackerfield

By the junction of the A688 and Esperley Lane at Wackerfield is a late 18th century milestone. The milestone is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England. From 1748 to 1870, the Bowes and Sunderland Bridge Turnpike Trust ran a toll road from Bowes to Sunderland Bridge. The road, via Barnard Castle, Staindrop and Bishop Auckland, now forms part of the route of the A67 and A688. 

Durham 16 Miles
Bowes 13 Miles

Wackerfield Historic Buildings and Monuments in Wackerfield Civil Parish Milestone
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Old Milestone by the A688, north of Wackerfield

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
MILESTONE C.40 METRES SOUTH OF SUN INN - Wackerfield - List Entry
- "Milestone. Late C18. Painted ashlar. Square-section block, c.0.5 metre high, with domed pyramidal top, set diagonally to road. DURHAM 16 on west and BOWES 13 on east faces towards road, …

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List number: 1310257
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Milestone id: DU_DUBO16
Grid ref: NZ1542023124


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