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Obelisk Milestone Approximately 10 Metres to East of the Bell Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6703 / 52°40'13"N

Longitude: -2.3093 / 2°18'33"W

OS Eastings: 379178

OS Northings: 308108

OS Grid: SJ791081

Mapcode National: GBR 06W.JYL

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.H4JQ

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

Listing Date: 26 May 1955

Last Amended: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255305

Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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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

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