Category Archives: Subj_Milestones

Milestone, Denmark Hill

Above: Recently revealed milestone on Denmark Hill. In case you are not familiar with SE London, probably the most helpful thing to say first is that Denmark Hill is in Camberwell with its lower end starting at Camberwell Green. Denmark … Continue reading

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Milestone at Kensington

Milestones still standing beside a road in Inner London are quite rare. Of those that remain, most of them record a whole number of miles to or from a certain destination – for example, ‘6 miles to London Bridge’. This … Continue reading

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Milestone at Bow Road

Above: Milestone on the north side of Bow Road. The subject of milestones is an interesting one – probably more interesting than you might think. Many people believe that milestones were an early form of way-marking for those using the … Continue reading

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Milestone, Edgware Road

Above: A small part of Cary’s map of 1786, showing Edgware Road running NW through Paddington Green. The milestone is shown by the number ‘1’ (yellow arrow). The Tyburn Turnpike House is also shown (green arrow). It is sometimes surprising what … Continue reading

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