Stone

Sheen milestone

Erection date: 1751

Inscription

{Anti-clockwise starting from the south face:}
X miles from the Standard in Cornhill London, 1751
{benchmark}

VI miles 3 {or 'to'} quarters from Hyde Park Corner

X miles From the Standard in Cornhill, 1751

VIII miles 3 quarters from West-minster Bridge

The inscription seems to have been re-carved, incorrectly, at some point, introducing some ambiguity. The measurements are corroborated by Google Maps, except that Westminster Bridge is actually about a mile closer. If you are into milestones this is the site for you: Metadyne.

Site: Sheen war memorial + milestone (2 memorials)

TW9, Sheen Lane

The milestone is to the left of our photo, behind the traffic light post.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sheen milestone

Subjects commemorated i

Cornhill Standard

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Westminster Bridge

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Sheen milestone

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Sheen war memorial

Sheen war memorial

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