2 old mile posts near Weardley.

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Postby Leodian » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 10:12 pm

There are two old mile posts at the junction of Eccup Lane and Weardley Lane roads and the High Weardley Lane track. The wording on both is very eroded but is not that bad on the post on the left where Eccup Lane meets (or becomes) Weardley Lane. I have attached a photo (taken today, April 23 2013) of the least eroded side of that post, which has a hand pointing sign and the wording "Eccup 1 Mile" and "Addle 3 Miles", along with a Bench Mark (BM).

On wondering how old the posts are I found that 2 posts are marked there on an 1890-1893 map and on a 1908 map, but the wording given on the maps is not the same for the least eroded post (the map does though indicate it has a BM) so I wonder if it may not be the original post despite its Addle spelling for what is now Adel.

I would be grateful if anyone has any information about those mile posts. I suspect they have been the topic of a SL thread in the past (or have had mentions in threads) but I could not find anything on a Google search of SL (my searching may be poor though). I shall post a 1908 map in my next post here.
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Postby Leodian » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 10:23 pm

I have attached the 1908 1 to 2500 map that shows the location of the 2 mile posts. An 1890-1893 map had the same but its print definition was less good. On each map it states for the post on the left "Eccup 1 Otley 6¼" and that there is a Bench Mark whose height is at 261.3 (that will probably be feet) and that on the other pillar it states "Harewood Bridge 1¼ Harewood 2".

I wonder if anyone knows anything about the 'Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)' that is on High Weardley Lane? I understand that lane was once part of the turnpike road that went to Harewood, so the chapel may perhaps have once stood by an important road. I've not walked on the lane so I wonder if parts of the chapel are still standing or has it all been demolished.    
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Postby Jogon » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 10:06 am

Chapel
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/22914680

Suspect it's residential now. Possibly part of the estate's village which I think was 'moved' from near where the church remains.

That was the main Tadcaster Rd until sent down Harewood Bank when the 'new' house was built late 1700's I think.

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Postby Jogon » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 10:13 am

Chapel
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/22914680

Suspect it's residential now. Possibly part of the estate's village which I think was 'moved' from near where the church remains.

That was the main Tadcaster Rd until sent down Harewood Bank when the 'new' house was built late 1700's I think.

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the lane is an estate road rather than public, but if you did get lost it would bring you out onto the public footpath by the Offices
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 10:14 am

I wonder if any of those old stone posts were removed in Southern England during WW2?


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Postby Jogon » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 10:14 am

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Postby Riponian » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 10:33 am

It'll have the Tour de France go past it next year as well, they go through the Harewood estate.
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Postby simong » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 12:38 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
I wonder if any of those old stone posts were removed in Southern England during WW2?



They were if possible, or obscured if it wasn't. Wikipedia says with cement, but I think I've read that others were covered in tar or painted out.

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Postby Leodian » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 2:05 pm

I like that post Phill of a post that had on it a 'To First Aid Post' sign. Regular Smiley

Cheers Jogon for the info about the chapel. Regular Smiley
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Postby drapesy » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 1:07 pm

Leodian wrote:
There are two old mile posts at the junction of Eccup Lane and Weardley Lane roads and the High Weardley Lane track. The wording on both is very eroded but is not that bad on the post on the left where Eccup Lane meets (or becomes) Weardley Lane. I have attached a photo (taken today, April 23 2013) of the least eroded side of that post, which has a hand pointing sign and the wording "Eccup 1 Mile" and "Addle 3 Miles", along with a Bench Mark (BM).

On wondering how old the posts are I found that 2 posts are marked there on an 1890-1893 map and on a 1908 map, but the wording given on the maps is not the same for the least eroded post (the map does though indicate it has a BM) so I wonder if it may not be the original post despite its Addle spelling for what is now Adel.

I would be grateful if anyone has any information about those mile posts. I suspect they have been the topic of a SL thread in the past (or have had mentions in threads) but I could not find anything on a Google search of SL (my searching may be poor though). I shall post a 1908 map in my next post here.

The post looks original to me- its not easy to fake something like that without it being obvious, and why would anyone bother anyway? I suspect the benchmark is a later addition. The old spelling of Adel is well documented - showing that the pronounciation of the name hasn't changed over time although the spelling has.
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