Monument record MCC4881 - Milestone on A1124 at Lexden, Colchester


C18 milestone with lettering on both sides indicating re-cutting.


Grid reference TL 9671 2511 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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In the summer of 1990 the Lexden Evangelical Church rebuilt their front steps. During the construction work, they uncovered a large worked stone about four feet long. It was a stone milestone which had been buried during the war to prevent German spies knowing where they were. It is made of limestone and would have projected above the ground three feet. It may have been re-used as the lettering on the back seems to relate to a different location. The lettering on the front is beautifully carved in classic roman script. The S on the word Colchester is a long S, as seen in 18th century books, which suggests the stone may be of that date.<1>

The milestone was viewed and photographed by Jess Tipper 6/2/20. It is located in front of (and within the property of) the Church, on the south side of the A1124 (and at the roundabout with Cymbeline Way).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Photograph: Tipper, Jess. 2020. Digital photographs of milestone on A1124 at Lexden, Colchester. Digital.
  • <1> Article in serial: Shackle, Richard. 1990. A Milestone at Lexden (TL96722512).

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Sep 7 2020 9:00AM

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