Milestones, Boundary Markers & Guide Stones

This Foldout collects together information and entries relating to Milestones, Boundary markers, Guide stones, and Guide stoops in the district


General Points

Guide stoops were required at all cross-roads by law after 1697

In 1700, local magistrates ordered that they should show the name and distance to the next market town, and that they should be erected on moors and commons

Because of the woollen trade and the practice of putting-out work, many milestones well outside the district show the distance to Halifax, a centre for the local cloth trade

Most of the local milestones are Grade II Scheduled Monuments

Some local milestones

Some local examples are

See Clay House, West Vale, Finger post and Mile

© Malcolm Bull 2020
Revised 16:05 /16th February 2020 / kk_12 / 6951

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