We are delighted to say that the 2022/3 Restoration Project was completed on June 29th, when the seventh milepost in the nationally unique series of survivors along the former Stratford upon Avon to Long Compton Turnpike, now a stretch of the A3400, was been returned to its historically correct site just north of Shipston on Stour.

The three cleaned and restored Alderminster Parish mileposts, also part of the Project, were returned to their places a little while ago, and we must give grateful thanks for support from the Parishes and others and above all from the Heritage Lottery Fund, whose contribution made the Project possible

Click on the photos below to see “Before and After”!

Sadly two of the mileposts restored in 2017 were damaged in March 2022 during Storm Eunice. One, just north of Long Compton had its sign-carrying arms knocked off by a falling tree and sadly the sign itself appears to have been stolen while lying on the ground. The arms were rescued into safekeeping by the neighbouring farmer. The other, south of Newbold on Stour had its stem broken off, possibly as a result of a faulty repair. The top section fell into the hedge and was otherwise intact. Unfortunately, although Listed by Historic England it was badly damaged during recovery to Warwickshire Highways depot at Budbrooke. We are studying ways and means of getting these two mileposts restored again.