Milestone in London Road

  • Milestone on Old London Road in 1927
  • Milestone on London Road in 2005. It is about 600mm high.
  • Location of moved milestone in 2020
  • Benchmark on the reverse of the milestone
  • Holton House layout plan showing, at point L,  South Lodge Avenue which exited onto Old London Road west of the road to Waterperry
Archive Notes:

Photo of the milestone on the Old London Road in 1927. The shadows in the photo imply that it was taken facing west, so the milestone would have been on the south side of the road as it is on the current London Road. The second photo was taken in 2005 when moved to the new London Road just before the first "Tudorbethan" house on the left. The milestone reads "XLVI miles from London to Oxford".

On the reverse of the milestone is a benchmark, shown below.

The milestone would have been on the Old London Road, but whether near where the South Lodge Avenue exited onto this (well to the east of the milestone's current position) is unlikely cannot be speculated.

 

 

 

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