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© Mr A. Gude

IoE Number: 355719
Location: TURNPIKE POST OPPOSITE BROOK STREET, LONDON ROAD A41 (south side)
  TRING, DACORUM, HERTFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr A. Gude
Date Photographed: 23 March 2005
Date listed: 29 May 1986
Date of last amendment: 29 May 1986
Grade II

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TRINGLONDON ROAD (A41)SP 9211(South side)11/83-Turnpike Post

TRING LONDON ROAD (A41) SP 9211 (South side) 11/83 - Turnpike Post opposite Brook Street GV II Turnpike post. Later C18 or early C19. For Sparrows Herne Turnpike Trust founded 1762. Cast iron. A solid iron post set in pavement against a wall, about 4 inch x 10 inch on plan and standing some 2ft out of the ground. Top corners rounded and top and sides of front face rounded but swept out to square corner at foot. In raised seriffed letters on front 'SPARROWS/HERNE/TRUST', the first word raised in an arc. Purpose uncertain but 2 similar posts at Watford and Berkhamstead. Probably marking stretches of the turnpike for legal or maintenance purposes. (Branch Johnson(1970)178).

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