Building record 1354900000 - Milepost on A4155


18th or 19th Century milepost on A4155 at Mill End Hambleden, may be missing

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  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • MILEPOST (18th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD? to 1899 AD?)


Probable cast iron eighteenth to nineteenth century milepost missing Missing in 1995. 'Part of gout route'. On A4155 west of Medmenham. On current OS map. [ Location available ] (B1).
Reported as missing some time since 1991 on Milestones Society website updated in 2003 on Reading to Marlow route National ID number BU_RGHT11 .Was on south side of A4155 at Mill End Hambleden. Inscription was : top: Hatfield 40 : right : Reading 11 Henley 3 1/2 Marlow 4. Diamond shape.Wilder and Sons Reading. No dimensions recorded or co-ordinates. Is on OS map as milestome. [ Detailed description available ] (B2).
Confirmed by handwritten notes on microfiched OSD surveyors drawings and 1" OS map (1835) were in Bucks County Museum now in Centre for Bucks Studies. Museum number not clear ? 18 On ' All Historic Layers Database' as: Marlow 4 Henley 3. Also on page F of same notes under title "Gout Track" (ctd.). Number 4 on 1"OS 1835. Not found in 1987 MP on 1" OS. In same notes under F in red box Milestones. 1825 Bryant - from High Wycombe to Marlow only. 1820 Milestones replaced by mileposts. 1990 " milestones now gate posts at Flackwell Heath. See also underlined in red j.R. + K.E. field visit on a separate sheet. R.I.E. Haynes - Buckinghamshire Milestones. Kenneth Hunter - " Lord Salisbury's Gout Track ". Ref. underlined in red " Hertfordshire Countryside ". Vol 16. No 63. Winter 1961. [ Handwritten notes consulted ] (B3).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC19208 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Council. 1995. Chilterns AONB Milestone Survey. Stone 30.
  • <2>SBC23398 Digital archive: Milestones Society Web V:1.2. Milestones in pre-1974 county Buckinghamshire. BU_RGHT11.
  • <3>SBC24230 Unpublished document: Dr Gimson. Undated. Manuscript notes on milestones compiled by Dr Gimson. ? Museum no 18 sheet LI page 6 page F and F in red box Milestones.


Grid reference SU 79235 84698 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish HAMBLEDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Jul 31 2021 4:13PM

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