Saturday 21 September 2019

Two Furlongs to Wold Newton.

Wold Newton is a village in the Lincolnshire Wolds and I've featured it several times on my blog.  However, this time I'm posting something just outside the village, in fact two Furlongs outside the village.
Along the grass verge approaching Wold Newton is one of the last remaining "mile posts" in the area. 

Set well back in the grass verge, the milepost can be completely covered in the undergrowth
but now the Cow Parsley & Nettles are dying back I'm able to get a good look at it.

On each face of the post are distances and destinations.

This inscription clearly advises us that Wold Newton is
0 miles but 2 furlongs along this road.

Grimsby, the largest town in the area is 8 miles & 3 furlongs away.

Louth, 9 miles away.

And sure enough, two furlongs along the road we meet Wold Newton.

There are 8 Furlongs to each mile so Wold Newton is a quarter of a mile
from the milepost.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42mm EZ Mzuiko Lens.


  1. An interesting post, David. Furlongs and miles - proper measurements! Don't think I have ever seen such mile posts previously. Thanks.

    1. There were a few of these around when I used to go cycling but this is the only one I'm aware of now.

  2. I remember this lovely area and the mileposts are quite interesting with the great patina of age. I had to look up the distance for a furlong. Somehow these markers blend nicely into the vegetation. Excellent images all around, just as I always expect!