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Description: Milestone in Hamels Park (600 Metres to West of Lodges)
Date Listed: 24 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 161167
OS Grid Reference: TL3777424327
OS Grid Coordinates: 537774, 224327
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9005, 0.0011
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TL 32 SE BRAUGHING CAMBRIDGE ROAD (A10)
5/11 Milestone in Hamels Park
(600m to W of lodges)
Milestone. Possibly late C17. Portland stone. A broad stone
pillar about one and a half metres high like a thick gravestone
with a rounded top and chamfered arises. Inscribed in large well
cut letters, on the E face 'XXVIII/Miles From/Shore
Ditch/Church/London': on W face & XXIII/Miles 3/4
from/Cambridge'. Possibly the oldest milestone in the county,
and probably moved to its present position by Wm Freeman of
Hamels c1745 when the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust did improvements
at the 28th milestone for which he gave land. (Branch Johnson
(1970) 111, illus. 108).
Listing NGR: TL3777424327
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Source: English Heritage
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