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Milestone on Roadside at Grid Reference Tl 2342 2926, Letchworth Garden City

Description: Milestone on Roadside at Grid Reference Tl 2342 2926

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162635

OS Grid Reference: TL2342029260
OS Grid Coordinates: 523420, 229260
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9482, -0.2057

Location: B197, Graveley, Hertfordshire SG4 7EQ

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7EQ

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Listing Text

TL 22 NW (west side)

4/23 Milestone on roadside at
Grid Ref TL 2342 2926

- II

Milestone. C18. For the Stevenage-Biggleswade Turnpike Trust (founded
1720). White freestone probably Portland stone. On roadside verge,
a milestone about 15 inches square and standing about 39 inches out of
the ground. The top cut as a blunt pyramid, with broad arrow cut in
rear facet of top to mark an ordnance Survey benchmark. On E face an
inscription in deeply cut C18 lettering '34/MILES/from/LONDON'. Marks
of weathered inscription at rear suggest stone reversed when inscription
required re-cutting. (Branch Johnson (1970)187).

Listing NGR: TL2342029260

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Source: English Heritage

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