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Milestone at Ngr St 4550 1055, About 140 Metres South-West of Eastham's Gate Farmhouse, Merriott

Description: Milestone at Ngr St 4550 1055, About 140 Metres South-West of Eastham's Gate Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 262410

OS Grid Reference: ST4550310558
OS Grid Coordinates: 345503, 110558
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8919, -2.7762

Location: Yeovil Road, Merriott, Somerset TA18 7NU

Locality: Merriott
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA18 7NU

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Listing Text


3/160 Milestone at NGR ST 4550 1055,
about 140 metres south-west of
Eastham's Gate Farmhouse


Milestone. Probably C18. Ham stone pillar, about 360mm wide x 180mm thick
x 750mm high, with rounded top. Incised and painted lettering reads
'--XXI/MLs From/LONDON/VIII/From Yeovil/I/To Crewkerne/XLIX/From Sarum'.
Part of the 1675 (Ogilby) route from London to Exeter; the road was
turnpiked by the Chard Trust in 1753, and transferred to Crewkerne
Trust in 1825. Probably pre-Trust rather than post-1825, in its mention
of Crewkerne, rather than Chard.
(Bentley J.B and Murless B.J, Somerset Roads, SIAS, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4550310558

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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