Record Details

NHER Number:43213
Type of record:Monument
Name:18th century milestone marking Norwich 7 miles and Thetford 22 miles


A late 18th century milestone erected for the Norwich and Thetford Turnpike Trust. The road was turnpiked in 1767.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 13839 03516
Map Sheet:TG10SW

Full description

October 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Milestone, late 18th century, for Norwich and Thetford Turnpike Trust; limestone.
Wedge shaped, c.88 cm high with rounded cap, tapering from 11 to 25 cm.
Recessed full width panels inscribed NORWICH / 7 / MILES and THETFORD / 22 / MILES.
The road was turnpiked in 1767.
Information from (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 14 February 2006.

2011-2013. Repair work by the Milestone Society.
Norfolk County Council removed the milestone for repair. Milestone Society members repaired the milestone by inverting and given a rounded top to the base section. A new face was cut both sides to accept the new deep V cut letters and numerals. A plinth was added by resin-bonding stainless threaded rods into the stone and adding concrete blocks. The milestone was cleaned and painted before being reinstalled.
Information from survey form (S2) and photographs (S3).
H. Mellor (HES), 24 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • MILESTONE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1750 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 66-67.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1169504.
<S2>Survey Form: Ford, N. 2011-2015. Milestone Society Report Form. The Milestone Society. NO_NT07.
<S3>Photograph: Ford, B. and Ford, N. 2010-2012. Photographs of the milestone marked Norwich 7 miles and Thetford 22 miles, B1172, Hethersett. The Milestone Society. Digital. jpeg.

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