On the north-west junction of Meadow Road and London Road, Hadleigh, you will find situated a very old yet unassuming milestone.
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 & André 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
National Grid Reference: TQ 81375 86823