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Milestone in Road Verge Opposite Number 179

A Grade II Listed Building in Shenfield, Essex

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373389

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

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

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Listing Text


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:
1790-: 47).

Listing NGR: TQ6172296380

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