Shropshire History

Shropshire

Milestones

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From the 1750s, Acts were passed requiring trusts to erect milestones indicating the distance between the main towns on the turnpikes.  These were mostly made of stone with the details chipped in.   Occasionally milestones were made of iron and had odd shapes, eg Thomas Telford designed his own milestones for the London – Holyhead road with a triangular head and chamfered sides (see photo above).

 

Over the years many of these milestones have disappeared, either through being overgrown and buried or just stolen for building material.  The modern Ordnance Survey maps mark as number of them with the initial MS.  For those interested in these features, there is a Milestone Society who record milestones throughout Britain.

 

Shropshire Milestones

 

Location

Grid Reference

Road

Photo

Acton

SO31098492

A488

Photo

Acton Burnell

SJ52960281

Unclassified

Photo

Acton Reynald

SJ52992332

A49

Photo

Acton Scott

SO44728890

A49

Photo

Alberbury

SJ35541445

B4393

Photo

Alderbury

SJ38581342

B4393

Photo

Alderbury

SJ40001340

B4393

Photo

All Stretton

SO45769510

B5477

Photo

Angelbank

SO56777613

A4117

Photo

Argoed

SO30048382

A488

Photo

Aston on Clun

SO39028174

B4368

Photo

Bagginswood

SO68368150

Unclassified

Photo

Balmer Heath

SJ44373476

B5063

Photo

Bardley

SO69618063

Unclassified

Photo

Betton Abbots

SJ51790867

Unclassified

Photo

Betton Abbots

SJ51810713

Unclassified

Photo

Bicton

SJ44151474

B4380

Photo

Bicton

SO29678235

A488

Photo

Billingsley

SO71458393

B4363

Photo

Bishop's Castle

SO32229021

B4385

Photo

Bishop's Castle

SO32268781

A488

Photo

Bishop's Castle

SO33118779

B4385

Photo

Bishop's Castle

SO33778945

B4383

Photo

Bishops Wood

SJ83590924

Unclassified

Photo

Bishop's Wood

SJ82020894

Unclassified

Photo

Bridges

SO39279655

Unclassified

Photo

Broadoak

SJ49801750

A528

Photo

Bromfield

SO49317702

A49

Photo

Bromfield

SO49567724

B4365

Photo

Brooklands

SJ53104229

B5395

Photo

Brunslow

SO36478525

B4385

Photo

Bryn-y-Castell

SJ30123414

B5009

Photo

Burlington

SJ78371091

A5

Photo

Buttonbridge

SO73587911

B4194

Photo

Buttonoak

SO74887825

B4194

Photo

Buttonoak

SO76297750

B4194

Photo

Cantlop

SJ51830555

Unclassified

Photo

Chetwynd Heath

SJ71592249

A41

Photo

Chetwynd Park

SJ74152081

Unclassified

Photo

Chirbury

SO26099853

A490

Photo

Chirk Bank

SJ29553707

B5070

Photo

Church Pulverbatch

SO40489939

Unclassified

Photo

Church Stretton

SO45289361

B5477

Photo

Cleobury Mortimer

SO66357507

Unclassified

Photo

Cleobury Mortimer

SO68437611

A4117

Photo

Cleobury Mortimer

SO71457527

A4117

Photo

Clun

SO29227962

A488

Photo

Clun

SO30108086

A488

Photo

Clun

SO31318123

B4368

Photo

Clunton

SO34358132

B4368

Photo

Clunton

SO32908119

B4368

Photo

Cockshutt

SJ43992807

A528

Photo

Colebatch

SO31548645

A488

Photo

Condover

SJ47970203

A49

Photo

Condover

SJ49300590

Unclassified

Photo

Corfton

SO49228471

B4368

Photo

Cound

SJ56360439

Unclassified

Photo

Cound

SJ56900229

Unclassified

Photo

Craven Arms

SO43298272

A49

Photo

Craven Arms

SO43968154

A49

Photo

Crickmery

SJ67362894

A41

Photo

Crowsmoor

SO40498193

B4368

Photo

Cruckton

SJ43141069

B4386

Photo

Darliston

SJ59813379

A41

Photo

Diddlebury

SO50358559

B4368

Photo

Doddington

SO61247598

A4117

Photo

Dudgeley

SO46559645

B5477

Photo

Dudston Cross

SO24109777

B4386

Photo

Eaton

SO37378953

A489

Photo

Edgton

SO38618551

Unclassified

Photo

Ellesmere

SJ38983427

A495

Photo

Ellesmere

SJ39413623

A528

Photo

Ensdon

SJ41641660

A5

Photo

Ercall Magna

SJ57301660

B5062

Photo

Eudon Burnell

SO70638936

B4363

Photo

Farden

SO58317572

A4117

Photo

Felhampton

SO44458732

A49

Photo

Five Crosses

SJ30203256

B5069

Photo

Five Turnings

SO28617536

A488

Photo

Flaxford

SO44678010

A49

Photo

Frankwell

SJ48351304

A458

Photo

Glazeley

SO70008800

B4363

Photo

Great Ness

SJ37072087

A5

Photo

Great Ness

SJ38101966

A5

Photo

Great Ness

SJ39191860

A5

Photo

Great Ness

SJ39701910

Unclassified

Photo

Halfway House

SJ34261156

A458

Photo

Hanwood

SJ43970944

A488

Photo

Henley

SO53817630

A4117

Photo

High Heath

SJ68382770

A41

Photo

Hinstock

SJ69392647

A529

Photo

Hookagate

SJ46520915

Unclassified

Photo

Hope

SJ33960101

A488

Photo

Horderley

SO41488598

A489

Photo

Horsford

SO69978651

B4363

Photo

Ironbridge

SJ67030355

Unclassified

Photo

Kempton

SO36298369

B4385

Photo

Kempton

SO36328221

B4385

Photo

Kinlet

SO71487984

B4363

Photo

Kinlet

SO72028122

B4363

Photo

Kinsall

SJ34613233

A495

Photo

Lea Castle

SO35838987

A489

Photo

Little Ness

SJ40511772

A5

Photo

Little Stretton

SO44349167

B5477

Photo

Llawnt

SJ24803077

B4580

Photo

Longden Common

SJ43960541

Unclassified

Photo

Lower Gravenor

SO38149412

Unclassified

Photo

Ludlow

SO50537598

B4361

Photo

Lydbury North

SO34068603

B4385

Photo

Lydbury North

SO34448733

Unclassified

Photo

Lydbury North

SO35648595

B4385

Photo

Lydham

SO32259027

Unclassified

Photo

Lydham

SO33408990

A488

Photo

Lydham

SO33828909

Unclassified

Photo

Lydham

SO34559063

Unclassified

Photo

Lydham

SO35338870

Unclassified

Photo

Lydham Heath

SO34469037

A489

Photo

Market Drayton

SJ62523329

A41

Photo

Market Drayton

SJ67663428

A53

Photo

Marshbrook 

SO44189009

A49

Photo

Minsterley

SJ38070535

A488

Photo

Montford Bridge

SJ42851556

B4380

Photo

More

SO35569136

Unclassified

Photo

Myndmill

SO38108820

A489

Photo

Neen Savage

SO68007682

B4363

Photo

Newington

SO42588376

Unclassified

Photo

Newport

SJ74401928

Unclassified

Photo

Norbury

SO36559233

Unclassified

Photo

Northwood

SJ45753392

B5063

Photo

Norton's End

SO71998281

B4363

Photo

Nox Bank

SJ41561049

B4386

Photo

Oaker Wood

SO37508137

B4368

Photo

Onibury

SO45397914

A49

Photo

Oswestry

SJ27743049

B4580

Photo

Oswestry

SJ30003102

B5069

Photo

Oswestry

SJ31552791

Unclassified

Photo

Overs

SO38219554

Unclassified

Photo

Pentre Madoc

SJ34403671

B5068

Photo

Pentreheyling

SO24529303

A489

Photo

Pentreheyling

SO24609366

B4385

Photo

Pitchford

SJ52880462

Unclassified

Photo

Plowden

SO39348749

A489

Photo

Pontesford

SJ39380606

A488

Photo

Pontesford

SJ41580759

A488

Photo

Prees

SJ58313400

A41

Photo

Preston Gubbals

SJ49571906

A528

Photo

Prizeley

SO69917487

B4202

Photo

Purslow

SO36018096

B4368

Photo

Quina Brook

SJ52473344

B5476

Photo

Redhill

SJ73481089

A5

Photo

Rockhill

SO29007819

A488

Photo

Roughton

SO75299430

Unclassified

Photo

Seifton

SO48558331

B4365

Photo

Selattyn

SJ26183444

B4579

Photo

Selattyn

SJ27093383

B4579

Photo

Shelton

SJ46771321

A458

Photo

Shrewsbury

SJ47711213

A488

Photo

Shrewsbury

SJ49201111

A5191

Photo

Shrewsbury

SJ49301460

A528

Photo

Shrewsbury

SJ50601203

A458

Photo

Shrewsbury

SJ50671200

A458

Photo

Sibdon Carwood

SO41188435

Unclassified

Photo

Sibdon Carwood

SO41898265

B4368

Photo

Snead

SO32139194

A489

Photo

Snitton

SO55237601

A4117

Photo

Standford Bridge

SJ70412385

A41

Photo

Stanton Lacy

SO49157877

B4365

Photo

Stitt Hill

SO40089792

Unclassified

Photo

Stoke Heath

SJ64993095

A41

Photo

Stoney Stretton

SJ38430980

B4386

Photo

Stretford

SO44128577

A49

Photo

Tong Norton

SJ79170807

A41

Photo

Totterton

SO36428758

Unclassified

Photo

Udlington

SJ45621421

B4380

Photo

Upper Broughton

SO30739073

B4385

Photo

Wagbeach

SJ36310225

A488

Photo

Walkmill

SO37899230

Unclassified

Photo

Wall Town

SO69067798

B4363

Photo

Wall Town

SO70127907

B4363

Photo

Watchoak

SJ58360689

B4380

Photo

Wellington

SJ65071234

Unclassified

Photo

Welsh Frankton

SJ36003305

A495

Photo

Wem

SJ51162822

B5476

Photo

West Felton

SJ34172643

Unclassified

Photo

West Felton

SJ34862503

Unclassified

Photo

Westbury

SJ35480892

B4386

Photo

Weston Rhyn

SJ29983574

A5

Photo

Weston-under-Lizard

SJ78671053

A41

Photo

Whitchurch

SJ54124162

Unclassified

Photo

Whitchurch

SJ54254135

Unclassified

Photo

White Grit

SO32149845

A488

Photo

White Grit

SO32479693

A488

Photo

Whittingslow

SO42998923

B4370

Photo

Wistanstow

SO42888522

A489

Photo

Woodgate

SO70607950

Unclassified

Photo

Wooton

SO46487779

A49

Photo

Wroxeter

SJ56330900

B4380

Photo