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Obelisk Milestone Approximately 10 Metres to East of the Bell Inn, Tong

Description: Obelisk Milestone Approximately 10 Metres to East of the Bell Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 255305

OS Grid Reference: SJ7917808108
OS Grid Coordinates: 379178, 308108
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6703, -2.3093

Locality: Tong
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8PW

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Listing Text

(West side)

6/18 Obelisk Milestone approximately
26/5/55 10 metres to East of the Bell
Inn (formerly listed as Butter
Cross, Tong Norton).


Obelisk milestone. Reputedly a mediaeval wayside cross base surmounted by
C18 obelisk. Sandstone. Square base with 2 steps, and tapered square
obelisk above. Inscribed; to East; "Brewood/6/Lichfield/21" to South:
"Albrighton/10/LONDON/134" to West; "Shifnal/3/Salop/21" to North; "Newport/
8/Chester/49". This milestone reputedly incorporates part of, or is on the
site of, a mediaeval wayside cross. D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe,
Waine Research Publications, 1980, pp. 53-4.

Listing NGR: SJ7917808108

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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