Milestone - Luton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers
N 51° 49.326 W 000° 21.735
30U E 681784 N 5744542
Quick Description: This milestone would benefit from a bit of a clean. And it stands a little askew as well.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/20/2011 1:21:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMCMBV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 5

Long Description:
The 1878 OS map says that this mile stone is inscribed:-

London 26
Luton 5

And this one, like some others along this road has the makers name at the top. Brown and Green, Luton, were the iron founders who made a number of milestones placed in this area. They also manufactured parts for WW1 mills bombs or hand grenades. The firm was later taken over and became Gibbs and Dandy, a DIY shop covering many parts of southern England and beyond.
Condition: Worn

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Top Brown & Green Luton London 26 Left St Albans 5 Right Luton 5


Name of road: A1081, Luton Road.

Date placed: Not listed

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