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Latitude: 51.643 / 51°38'34"N
Longitude: 0.3359 / 0°20'9"E
OS Eastings: 561722
OS Northings: 196380
OS Grid: TQ617963
Mapcode National: GBR YG.5BK
Mapcode Global: VHHMX.RYXW
Entry Name: Milestone in Road Verge Opposite Number 179
Listing Date: 9 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197192
English Heritage Legacy ID: 373389
Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM15
Electoral Ward/Division: Shenfield
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Shenfield St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TQ69NW CHELMSFORD ROAD, Shenfield
723-1/6/266 (North West side)
Milestone in road verge opposite
Milestone. C18. Limestone. Square in plan, angled to road, the
SE arris chamfered at the top to form an inclined surface
inscribed `London XX'. The N face is inscribed `XX miles from
London', now facing away from the road. The W face is
inscribed with an OS benchmark. Cracked through and cemented
about 0.35m from the top. 0.28m square, standing 0.73m above
ground. The road between Shenfield and Ingatestone town was
one of the first roads in Essex to be turnpiked, by the Essex
Trust under an Act of 1695. Cast-iron cover plates were
developed in 1819 to reduce the frequent costs of re-cutting
the inscriptions, so this is evidently substantially earlier,
having been inscribed, turned and inscribed again before 1819.
(Booker J: Essex and the Industrial Revolution: 1974-: 101,
105, 113-116; Cary J: Survey of the High Roads from London:
Listing NGR: TQ6172296380
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