Record Details

NHER Number:43210
Type of record:Monument
Name:19th century milestone marking Norwich 4 miles and Thetford 25 miles


A 19th century milestone erected for the Norwich and Thetford Turnpike Trust. The road was turnpiked in 1767.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1800 0556
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

October 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Milestone, late 18th century, for Norwich and Thetford Turnpike Trust; limestone.
Wedge shaped, about 60cm high with rounded cap, tapering from 14 to 31 cm.
Recessed full width panels inscribed NORWICH / 4 / MILES and THETFORD / 25 / MILES.
The road was turnpiked in 1767.
Information from (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 14 February 2006.

The Milestone Society have advised that the stone is in fact of 19th century date.
A. Yardy (HES), 15 December 2012.

2011-2013. Repair work by the Milestone Society.
Milestone Society members repaired the marker by joining the two sections by using a rein-bonding stainless rods. It was cleaned and painted and re-installed with a French drain below.
Information from survey form (S4) and photographs (S5).
H. Mellor (HES), 22 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • MILESTONE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Ford, J. and Ford, N. 2014. Moving Miles. Restoring 60 of Norfolk's milestones with the help of children, royalty, and hard work. pp 60-61.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050573.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Going the distance for road worthy cause.. 4 December.
<S3>Article in Serial: Haines, C. 1991. Norfolk Milestones, Part IV. Journal of Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.34-42.
<S4>Survey Form: Ford, N. 2011-2015. Milestone Society Report Form. The Milestone Society. NO_NT04.
<S5>Photograph: Burchell, T. and Ford, N. 2010-2013. Photographs of the milestone marked Norwich 4 miles and Thetford 25 miles, B1172, Hethersett. The Milestone Society. Digital. jpeg.

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