Gloucester to Ross

Milestones on the A40

This route, which begins with the old stone with Roman numbers, changes to Arabic at the two mile mark – perhaps indicating a later date. Two Mile Lane which cuts from the Gloucester to Ross road to the Gloucester to Newent road must take its name from the proximity to the two mile marker at Highnam Court.

Once Lea Parish is reached, and thus the County of Hereford, the limestone is replaced by metal (compare the Gloucester to Ledbury route at Staunton). Although appearing identical in style, they have been cast by at least two different foundries in Ross. The mis-spacing of the word Gloucester on the one at Weston suggests that standard moulds were used
The turnpike date for this route is 1726.

 

OS / Location Dimensions Image Notes / Comments
SO810195
Over
Right
MS
75x37x32  810195

I
TO
GLO’STER

Once painted ‘yellow’ below line
Limestone

SO796192
Highnam Court roundabout Right
MS
96x35x27  796192

2
TO GLOSTER
14
TO ROSS

Was painted white
Limestone

SO780190
Highnam woods
Right
MS
78x37x24  782189

3
TO GLOSTER
13
TO ROSS

Limestone

SO764188
Churcham
Right
MS
47x36x26  764188

_
TO GLOSTER
12
TO ROSS

Lettering once white
Sunk
Limestone

SO748187
Halfway Bridge
Right
MS
74x27x26  748187

5
TO GLOSTER
11
TO ROSS

White lettering
Leaving to right
Limestone

SO733189
Springfields
Huntley
Right
MS
54x38x25  733189 6
TO GLOSTER
10
TO ROSS
SO720193
Huntley
B4214 junction
Left
MS
54x38x25  720184

7
TO GLOSTER
9
TO ROSS

White lettering
Top eroded
Limestone

SO702199 Not found
SO690202
Rock Farm
MS
Not found
SO678208
Boxbush
Farmers Boy
RightMS
43x35x15  678208

10
TO GLO’STER
6
TO ROSS

Rest buried below tarmac
Limestone

SO666214
Lealine
Left
MS
74 total height
39 width
666214

LEA PARISH
TO
ROSS
5
MILES
TO
GLOUCESTER
11
MILES
NICHOLLS

Cast Iron – White

SO653220
Lea
B4224 junction
Left
MS
65 total height
39 width
 653220

LEA PARISH
TO
ROSS
4
MILES
TO
GLOUCESTER
12
MILES

Cast Iron – White

SO642225
Ryeford
Left
MP
78 total height
39 width
 642225 WESTON PARISH
TO
ROSS
3
MILES
TO
GLOUCESTER
13
MILES
PERKINS & WELLAMS ROSS
SO629235
Weston under Penyard
Left
MP
61 total height
39 width
 629235

WESTON PARISH
TO
ROSS
2
MILES
TO
GLOUCESTER
14
MILES

Cast Iron – White

c. SO615249
Hildersley Farm
MS
Not found said to be stone
Ross Market Place