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.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Stainton , near Kendal

On the road to Natland near Kendal, spotted these two objects. Parked up and photographed them. They are literally 50 yards apart. They are a wooden cross made in/carved in 1999 to mark the Millenium and a milestone, probably iron, painted and well preserved. It was one of the first  warm days in spring. 
View from the road

FIVE
WATER MILLS
ONCE EXISTED
BESIDE
ST. SUNDAY'S
BECK
HALFPENNY
MILL BRIDGE
SKETTLEGILL
STAINTON
AND
STAINTON CROSS

The reverse of the cross

Stainton milepost

Burton 7 miles
1826
Kendal 4 Miles
The rust showing through on the casting. The inscription reads:
T. Winder
Gatebeck Foundry

T Winder was responsible for many of the mileposts around the Cumbria area



Another view

Facing the wooden cross from the milemarker.

Closer still! Millie the van posing!

This village sign. carved by
John Marshall of Stainton
from a local oak tree felled in
 a storm, was erected on
15.12.1999 to commemorate
 the new Millenium

THE
VILLAGE
BELONGED
TO
GILLEMICHAEL
IN 1066
AND THE
CHAPEL
ENDOWED
BY ANSELM
DE FURNESS
CIRCA 1157

Distant view from Millie, the cross in the foreground
and the milemarker to the right of the tree.

Natland was interesting too!