Yorkshire Milestones
The Milestone Society
A typical milestone Welcome to the Yorkshire Milestone Society web presence. The Yorkshire Region has over 1500 waymarkers, milestones, guide stoops, boundary stones and finger posts. This website, funded by English Heritage, illustrates the distribution of these waymarkers and how they look today. Select an area from the main menu to display milestone locations within that area, using Google-map technology.

 Milestones give a ‘sense of place’ as well as indicating directions and distances.

Milestones are fast disappearing: some were removed or defaced in World War 2 so that German invading forces could not navigate around the country side using the stones. Many more have been demolished as roads have been widened, or have been damaged by grass-cutters, collision damage with vehicles or sadly through vandalism.

The Milestone SocietyThe Milestone Society was formed in 2001 to record milestone data, to research their history and to raise public awareness of the need for appropriate care of them. English Heritage has also funded the validation of the Society's conservation and restoration Guidelines which are shown on this website.

As well as maintaining this database, the Yorkshire branch of the Milestone Society usually holds two meetings a year, in spring and autumn, and also occasional "milestone walks".  Anyone interested is welcome at these events.  For details of forthcoming activities click here, or for reports of past meetings click here

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