Old turnpike milestone on Leek New Road, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:August 1965

Description:The milemarker is on the west side of Leek New Road on the corner with Regency Drive halfway between Leek and Newcastle. The road from Newcastle to Leek was turnpike in 1765.The marker in the photograph is a cast iron replacement of the original stone post. The replacement however dates from 1828, made by Sarah Nicklin, Iron Founders in Cobridge. It shows the distance to Burslem because the Burslem arm of the road split off in Stockton Brook and went through Brown edge and Smallthorne.

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Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/041-05 (204/33253)

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