In 1602 the West Riding Justices named 48 bridges which were to be kept in repair by the County – a relatively small number considering …
About Milestones and Waymarkers
We use the term waymarker to cover a wide variety of different stones, posts,, plates and signs generally that tell the traveller where he or she is, or is going to, or which direction to follow when a choice of routes presents itself.
The articles that follow on this and successive pages are a random selection, but if you want something more specific, click on the links here or under Categories at the bottom of the page.
Other waymarkers: many other stones and posts can be found on our roadsides and elsewhere.
Roads and travel: there are also some more general articles here on road history.
RWH / updated June 2020
Huddersfield has what we believe to be a unique series of milestones, triangular in section, at half-mile intervals on all the main roads radiating from the …