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Latitude: 51.9005 / 51°54'1"N
Longitude: 0.0011 / 0°0'3"E
OS Eastings: 537774
OS Northings: 224327
OS Grid: TL377243
Mapcode National: GBR K9H.T97
Mapcode Global: VHGP3.YHYG
Entry Name: Milestone in Hamels Park (600 Metres to West of Lodges)
Listing Date: 24 January 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1102326
English Heritage Legacy ID: 161167
Location: Braughing, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Braughing
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Westmill
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 32 SE BRAUGHING CAMBRIDGE ROAD (A10)
5/11 Milestone in Hamels Park
(600m to W of lodges)
Milestone. Possibly late C17. Portland stone. A broad stone
pillar about one and a half metres high like a thick gravestone
with a rounded top and chamfered arises. Inscribed in large well
cut letters, on the E face 'XXVIII/Miles From/Shore
Ditch/Church/London': on W face & XXIII/Miles 3/4
from/Cambridge'. Possibly the oldest milestone in the county,
and probably moved to its present position by Wm Freeman of
Hamels c1745 when the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust did improvements
at the 28th milestone for which he gave land. (Branch Johnson
(1970) 111, illus. 108).
Listing NGR: TL3777424327
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