Record Details

NHER Number:41289
Type of record:Structure
Name:19th century milestone marking Norwich 15 miles and Attleboro 5 miles


This 19th century limestone milestone reads NORWICH 15 MILES ATTLEBORO 5 MILES.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 09307 90630
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

Late 18th century (after 1772) milestone. Limestone, wedge shaped with rounded top, 1 metre high. Recessed panels NORWICH 15 MILES ATTLEBORO 5 MILES sans serif. Indents with remains of rivets above. The road was turnpiked in 1772.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 5 April 2005.

The Milestone Society have given the stone a 19th century date based on comparison with others.
A. Yardy (HES), 15 December 2012.

2012. Maintenance work by the Milestone Society.
One of 60 milestones restored to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, see publication (S2).
Milestone Society members cleaned and painted the lettering. The body of the milestone was left unpainted as it is believed to have never been painted.
Information from survey form (S3) and photographs (s4).
H. Mellor (HES), 23 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

---Photograph: Ford, N. 2010-2012. Photographs of the milestone marked Norwich 15 miles and Attleboro 5 miles, B1113, New Buckenham. The Milestone Society. Digital. jpeg.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF2385.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077478.
<S2>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 96-97.
<S3>Survey Form: Ford, N. 2011-2015. Milestone Society Report Form. The Milestone Society. NO_ NNB15.

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