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WMBS006.jpg
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WMBS006.jpg

Title:WMBS006.jpg
Description:Hexagonal Way Marker at Dyson Cote. Location Grid reference SE 258003. Erected in 1734, this stoop is unique in the area having six sides. The convention was the same as for the four sided stoops, in that the traveller turned right at the inscription. From 1733 the overseers of the highways were directed by the West Riding Justices of the Peace to erect Guide Stoops at remote crossroads, five years later in 1738 a second order stated that Miles should also be inscribed on any new Stoops. An interesting fact is that some of the Stoops in the County which were inscribed with milages, used the Yorkshire mile of 2,200 yards rather than the statutory mile of 1,760 yards. The difference in length between the two measurements may have caused doubt in later years about the original positioning of some of these Stoops in other parts of the County. The front face shown directs the traveller to Wakefield and Leeds via Back Lane and the Willow Bridge at Oxspring and on towards Cawthorne.
Date uploaded:22nd May 2011
File type:JPG
Reference:WMBS006
Type:Photographs
Subject:Way Marker
Location:District
Author:Sedgie

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