Description: Milestone Opposite Number 9 (Mushroom Cottage)
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162628
OS Grid Reference: TL2314927712
OS Grid Coordinates: 523149, 227712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9343, -0.2101
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GRAVELEY HIGH STREET
TL 2327 (East side)
13/15 Milestone opposite
- No. 9 (Mushroom Cottage)
Milestone. C18. For the Stevenage-Biggleswade Turnpike Trust (founded
1720). White freestone probably Portland Stone. On roadside verge to S
of layby, a milestone about 15 inches square and standing about 27
inches out of the ground. The top cut as a blunt pyramid. On N face an
inscription in deeply cut C18 lettering, '33/MILES/from/LONDON'. Similar
inscription much weathered on S face suggests stone reversed when
inscription required recutting. (Branch Johnson (1970)187).
Listing NGR: TL2314927712
Source: English Heritage
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