And one on the ‘A34’ is shown as being in Gloucestershire – before various boundary changes?!
John Nicholls comments:
Between Alderminster and Stratford on Avon (why did so many ‘on’ places become ‘upon’?) the A34 actually passed through two ‘fingers’ of Glos. See below:
Rob Caldicott says: I have attached a photo (below) of part of a 1785 map which shows the complicated interlock of counties here at the time. The Honington gate on the Stratford to Long Compton Turnpike was at the point where an ancient road from Kineton, Southam and Rugby met the turnpike. The Tollhouse is still there, with the National ID WA.TRE01 in the Milestone Soicety’s records: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6114540.
In December 1780 the Trust reported takings at the gates along the turnpike as:-
Clifford Gate £24.11.7½
Stratford Gate £114.2.11¾
Honington Gate £90.4.0¾
Furzehill Gate £79.7.5¾
Long Compton Gate £73.19.9½
And here is one of the Kineton mileposts today, with one of our Geocaching Travel Bugs sitting happily on top, courtesy of Spunky Spider: