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:
Colne Valley Heritage Trail Grand Opening
The Grand Opening will be on Saturday 4th July 2015. Deputy Lord Lieutenant David Pearson will arrive in Slaithwaite around 1pm for a walk-about before cutting the ribbon around 2pm. He’ll then head to Marsden for more celebrations.
Summer events already scheduled are walks on 12th July, ‘In the steps of the Romans’ with Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society and ‘Eye Spy Waymarkers’ on 19th July with Kirklees Countryside Volunteers.
For full details see the Crossing the Pennines website (www.CrossingThePennines.co.uk).
Après le Départ
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:
Holme Valley Milestones Walk: a four-mile walk taking in milestones, guide-stoops, boundary stones and other road history features.
The Maythorn Way: four guide-stoops on an ancient track between Marsden and Penistone.
Some hands on guide-stoops: a new picture gallery.