Long Compton, by Hill Barn, Milepost

The photo here shows the post after restoration. It is one of the six restored with thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, and was one of the four still standing in place. It had lost one arm, and the upright post was badly corroded. It stands beside the new stretch of Turnpike built in 1844 at the instigation of Sir George Phillips, who considered the view from his house at Weston Hall would be improved by moving the road out of sight to the west. It also avoided the steep hill going north out of Long Compton by skirting around it.

MARCH 2022. We are sorry to report that this post was a victim of Storm Eunice. It was knocked down by the fall of an adjacent tree and while on the ground someone stole the sign board. The post is Listed and therefore the theft is a criminal offence which has been reported to Warwickshire Police. Do let them know if you have any information which might lead to recovery.

Milestone Society ID: WA_SFOX15

Grid Reference: SP 28003 33503

Postcode: CV36 5JW

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To find it: 210m south-west of Harrow Hill Barn, on the A3400

Listed Y/N: Yes, click here to go to the Historic England site

To find it on the Map: South West Warwickshire