MHG54456 - Tongue


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  • MILESTONE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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RCAHMS Canmore description:
NC65SW 201 60680 54997
This granite milestone stands on the E verge of the A836 public road about 1.5km SE of Tongue. Roughly triangular in section, the stone has two flat, dressed faces on the front and a rounded rear that is roughly hewn. The stone measures 0.43m in breadth by 0.3m in depth and 0.6m in height, and the upper part presents a steeply-sloping facet to the road. The stone bears no inscription, but the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherlandshire 1878, sheet XXVI) notes that it marked the distance in miles to ‘TONGUE 3½’ and ‘ALTNAHARROW 14½’.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 27 October 2009. <1>

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Grid reference NC 6067 5499 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NC65SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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