Maresfield Bow Bells milestone

A historical feature in the centre of the village, next to the finger posts to the left of the Chequers, is a Bow Bells milestone. This marker is part of a series from Eastbourne to London dating back to the days of the turnpike trusts in the 18th century. It indicates that the distance to the church of St Mary-le-Bow in the east end of London is 41 miles.

You can find a lot more information about the turnpike roads, way markers in general and the Bow Bells milestones on the internet. See for example the booklet below about Sussex Industrial History.

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