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Long Preston
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Long Preston milestone MYD36602 (c) Robert White, 2004

Long Preston milestone MYD36602 (c) Robert White, 2004

A tall stone guide stoop or milestone probably dating to the 18th century. It is squared with carving to one face only. Two carved pointing hands indicate the directions and the customary mileages to Skipton (5) and Settle (3). Both are considerable underestimates. The stone is reputed to have been moved from the old Long Preston to Settle road over Hunter Bark. It once stood in Long Preston vicarage garden before being moved to its current site on the village green in the early 1970s.


Wright, Geoffrey N (1985) Roads and Trackways of the Yorkshire Dales. Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing


Standing in small walled garden to south east of Long Preston's main green (opposite Maypole Inn). On east side of the A65.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Long Preston. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.