Shooters Hill milestone and memorial, Greenwich, London
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
N 51° 28.212 E 000° 03.618
31U E 295834 N 5706213
Quick Description: A milestone erected in the 18th Century, to which a plate commemorating the the First World War battles of Ypres, and indicating the distance to Ypres has been attached.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:31:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM305P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 44

Long Description:

This milestone is on Shooters Hill. It indicates distance like any other milestone: "8 miles to London Bridge" on one face and "7 miles to Dartford" on another. However, on a third face has been attached a memorial plate to commemorate the Battles of Ypres in the First World War.

The milestone is indicated by a digit "8" on the Ordnance Survey one-inch map of the area dated 1805 (see map, with red arrow).

A little more information is available at the Public Monument and Sculpture Association National Recording Project here

The milestone is in the grounds of Christ Church, Shooter's Hill.

Shooters Hill Road is part of the Roman road Watling Street that ran from Dover to London and thence onwards to Wroxeter. The area was once notorious for highwaymen.

Condition: Worn

Date placed: 01/01/1700

Material: Stone

Inscription:
7 MILES TO DARTFORD 8 MILES TO LONDON BRIDGE 130 MILES TO YPRES IN DEFENDING THE SALIENT OUR CASUALTIES WERE:- 90,000 KILLED 70,500 MISSING 410,000 WOUNDED


Name of road: Shooters Hill Road (A207)

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