Hadleigh's Milestone

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 & 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
National Grid Reference:   TQ 81375 86823

Click on the website below for further information of listing:

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

Chapman & Andre Map 1777 shows milestone but Meadow Road does not exist yet
Can you spot the milestone next to the Pig Bin?
From Maureen Theobald's album

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