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Milestone in Brighton Road

A Scheduled Monument in Belmont, Sutton

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Latitude: 51.3518 / 51°21'6"N

Longitude: -0.1924 / 0°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 525968.474609

OS Northings: 162962.186928

OS Grid: TQ259629

Mapcode National: GBR CL.Q4M

Mapcode Global: VHGRQ.M932

Entry Name: Milestone in Brighton Road

Scheduled Date: 17 September 1974

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002000

English Heritage Legacy ID: LO 125

County: Sutton

Electoral Ward/Division: Belmont

Built-Up Area: Sutton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Sutton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Southwark


Milestone, 42m WSW of No.111 Brighton Road.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 24 March 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes an 18th century milestone situated on the west side of Brighton Road (B2230), just south of the junction with Egmont Road, Belmont.

The milestone is a rectangular block of stone with peaked capping. On the east side of the stone is the inscription: ‘XIII Miles From The Standard In Cornhill London 1745’. It is one of a series of milestones that were erected in 1745 from Westminster and London Bridge to Banstead Downs.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Milestones are both an important testament to the development of the transport network and are reminders of different perceptions of distance in a pre-motorised age. In the mid-eighteenth century milestones became prevalent after turnpike trusts were encouraged to provide markers on roads. They often display a notable amount of individuality before the late eighteenth century.

The milestone, 42m WSW of No.111 Brighton Road, survives well. It has group value with a series of 18th century milestones erected from Westminster and London Bridge to Banstead Downs.

Source: Historic England


Greater London SMR 030424/00/00 - MLO4508.

Source: Historic England

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