Milestones, Boundary Markers, Historical Artifacts, Street Furniture, lost roads and buildings.

There are many traces of our ancestors scattered around our landscape. Mile Markers and Boundary stones are there too. The Milestone Society believes that there are approximately 9000 left in the United Kingdom. Some are cherished but others are hidden in hedgerows, some have been unwittingly destroyed by crashes, road equipment or even stolen. Roads have been straightened to make them safer. There are old gateposts still left in place, old buildings, and place names that declare an evocative past. The aim is to capture some of this information at least photographically before it disappears.

Although the Fylde Coast does not have ancient history, the Romans apparently struggled to Kirkham. There have been huge changes in the last two centuries from literally a a few fishermans' and agricultural dwellings, to a full blown tourist and light engineering industry.

More historical information can be found here about the Fylde coast.

It also seems that time has marched on and left what appears to be some very respectable buildings... which just should be used, but seem to have no worth.

Links from this Blog

Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Memorials Website dedicated to War Memorials - The majority in the North of England. Visits to churches, but also memorials in out of the way places.
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancesters from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Kirkby Lonsdale 1 mile away

Just outside Kearstwick
Facing Kendal

This mile post says Kirby Lonsdale is a mile away!
Facing Kirby Lonsdale
The map reference is 605802 and the road is B6254. The milestone is positioned just before Kearstwick as you travel into Kirkby Lonsdale.
Its location is shown here

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Milestone on the Kirkby Lonsdale to Kendal Road (B6254). Kirkby Lonsdale 3 Miles away

Old and New!
Looking towards Old Hutton
Looking towards Kirby Lonsdale

Close up!
 This milestone is at a place called Old Town, 3 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. As the milepost says  255 mile from London too!

The milepost is at the junction of the Killington (best known for its service station and also the lake) and the Kirkby-Kendal road. Amazing how someone has not flattened it yet. Love the mix between the old and new. The map reference is 595830. Situated on the B6254. The location can be found here.

The Lupton and Preston Patrick Boundary post

Situated on northern side of the Old Hutton to Kirkby Lonsdale road, the B6254,  is the Boundary post between Lupton and Preston Patrick. The map reference is 589 837.
Bleabeck Bridge
Both sides
Preston Patrick
Captured this post unexpectedly as I was photographing the milestones on this same road. - more to come. The stone is in a slight depression called  Bleabeck Bridge. I suspect it is almost invisible in summer when the grass gets longer.