Newbold, Tredington Road Milepost

One of the six nationally unique ‘Gaslamp-style’ mileposts, restored as a group by the Milestone Society in 2017. This one is the northernmost. First Listed in 1988 it was badly damaged many years ago, but the remains were gathered up and preserved by a local resident and Milestone Society member. It was then fully restored and returned to its site in 2017.

March 2022. Sad to report that this post appears to have been the victim of an impact to its base, causing the upper section to snap off. The section, and signboard, have been recovered for safe keeping. This was during Storm Eunice, and it also possible that the storm revealed a weak repair of an earlier fracture.

May 2023. After our initial relief that the broken-off upper half had been rescued by contractors working for Warwickshire Highways we discovered that the section had been badly damaged during and/or after recovery. The lower section, with acanthus-leaf decoration in the casting, has been lost, the curly upper cross-casting has been damaged, and the hands and some of the numerals on the signboard have been removed.

Milestone Society ID: WA_SFOX07

Grid Reference: SP 25351 45357

Postcode: CV37 8DP

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To find it: On the right-hand side of the road going up the hill towards Tredington out of Newbold on Stour

Listed? Yes, click here to go to the Historic England site

To find it on the Map: South West Warwickshire