Hadleigh's Milestone

By Lynda Manning

On the north-west junction of Meadow Road and London Road, Hadleigh, you will find situated a very old yet unassuming milestone.

Photo:Chapman & Andre Map 1777 shows milestone but Meadow Road does not exist yet

Chapman & Andre Map 1777 shows milestone but Meadow Road does not exist yet

Essex Record Office

The milestone is Grade II listed and described as "Late Eighteenth Century" and of "stone square plan".  The road face reads: London 37 miles and Southend 4.  It is one of a series of milestones shown on the Chapman & Andre map of 1777.  The series of milestones covered the route from London via:  Romford, Brentwood, Shenfield, Hutton, Billericay, Wickford to Rayleigh and then on to Southend.

Its official List Entry No. 1263835

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Hadleigh's Milestone' page

National Grid Reference:   TQ 81375 86823 

Photo:Can you spot the milestone next to the Pig Bin?

Can you spot the milestone next to the Pig Bin?

From Maureen Theobald's album

 

Click on the website below for further information of listing:

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1263835

 

This page was added by Lynda Manning on 03/04/2012.
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