Record Details

NHER Number:46533
Type of record:Monument
Name:19th century mile plaque marking London 111 miles, Dereham 5 miles and Holt 13 miles


A cast iron plaque of about 1830 set in a wall, indicating distances to London, Dereham and Holt.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9872 2130
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

August 1984. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Mile plaque. Date about 1830. Cast iron plaque set in wall indicating distances to London, Dereham and Holt. The wall is not of special interest.
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 22 February 2007. Amended E. McDonald (HES), 18 December 2019.

If the date of circa 1830 is correct then this is a replacement, as (S2) and (S3) show this as No. 5 of Lord Hastings’s milestones from Dereham to Holt. If however it is before 1797 it is interesting in that it is the only one of the group that is not a stone pillar. As the park is known to have been extended eastwards around 1830 the date is probably correct.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 November 2006.

Carol W. Haines' Norfolk Milestones series (S4), gives the distances as London 111 miles, Dereham 5 miles and Holt 13 miles marking in seriffed capitals on a cast-iron plaque measuring 17 inches by 23 inches, painted back on white.
D. Holburn (HES), 16 January 2012.

2012. Maintenance work by the Milestone Society.
One of 60 milestones restored to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Milestone Society members prepared and painted this mileage plaque.
Information from survey form (S5) and photographs (S6).
H. Mellor (HES), 23 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • MILE PLATE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1830 AD to 2100 AD)
  • MILESTONE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1830 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 571.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306197.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1836. 1st edition OS.
<S4>Article in Serial: Haines, C. 1989. Norfolk Milestones, Part III. Journal of Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp 137-142. p 141.
<S5>Survey Form: Ford, N. 2011-2015. Milestone Society Report Form. The Milestone Society. NO_HD13.
<S6>Photograph: Ford, N. 2012. Photographs of the mile plaque marked London 111 miles, Dereham 5 miles and Holt 13 miles, Holt Road, North Elmham. The Milestone Society. Digital. jpeg.

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