Welcome to the web site of the Yorkshire Group of the Milestone Society. You will find a variety of articles on the wealth of historic roadside features in Yorkshire: not just milestones, but other waymarkers, boundary markers, toll-houses, etc.
The Picture galleries section is being developed to illustrate all these features by type or theme.
You will also find information on past and forthcoming activities of the Group, as well as "milestone walks".
Click here for a map showing all Yorkshire's milestones (opens in a new window), or you can visit the Milestone Society Repository site by clicking on the "Find Yorkshire's milestones" menu option on the left to view a map in Google Earth. There you will be able to view all the known milestones in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as boundary markers, crosses, commemorative or lost milestones, fingerposts, tollhouses....
The Milestone Society was formed in 2001 to record milestone data, research their history and raise public awareness of the need for appropriate care of them.You can find information about the society using the link available via the Links menu option under Resources.
Click on the 'Read More' link to find out about navigating the Yorkshire website:
Crossing the Pennines: we won!
A huge thank-you to everyone who voted for our plan for a heritage trail in the Yorkshire Colne Valley, and we are delighted that we have won the funds to make it a reality. Keep checking the www.CrossingThePennines.co.uk website to follow the progress of the scheme.
The trail will highlight the travel and transport history that shaped the West Riding, amidst stunning scenery. There’s plenty to see, on foot, by bike or by car, with fascinating evidence of the Romans, the medieval packhorse trains, the Turnpike Trusts, the navvies who built the canal and ingenious engineering by Blind Jack of Knaresborough and Thomas Telford.
There is one section of the Trail that volunteers alone cannot repair, the ancient packhorse track from Cop Hill to Netherwood Lane. The surface has been reduced to rubble by the footfall of generations. The money for this project is coming from the National Lottery via the Peoples Millions competition (www.PeoplesMillions.org.uk).
It is hoped the packhorse track should be ready for families to explore safely by the summer holidays in 2015 - be part of it !!
After Le Depart ‘s departed,
After the crowds have gone,
After the litter’s collected,
Enjoy a tranquil morn!
Celebrate stone in our landscape,
Quarries and crags and walls,
Churches and milestones and privies
At Oakwell Hall ! and the Packhorse Gallery....
To the tune of "After the Ball is over" - with a brilliant illustration by Dave Bradbury: