Monument record MCC5005 - Fingerpost (site of), Tiptree


Mid C19 cast iron fingerpost erected by JJ Mechi to point to his home Tiptree Hall Farm.


Grid reference TL 886 153 (point)
Map sheet TL81NE


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Full Description

One of the last tangible remains of Alderman Mechi. This is a cast iron direction post with a smooth cylindrical trunk and an acorn motif at the top. There is, and was, only one arm which ended in fingers: the pointing index finger has now broken off. The cast letters read TIPTREE HALL FARM, which was Mechi's property. <1>.

Signpost could not be located, presumably removed sometime between 1971 and 2002. <2>.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Booker, John. 1969-1974. Record card for Industrial sites.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Pratt, Nigel. 2002. Road Transport: Bridges, Milemarkers, Guideposts and Tollhouses in Essex.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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