Gloucester to Upton

Milestones on the A417 – B4211

This route is almost complete – only two stones are missing: the one on Maisemore Ham could easily have been lost in floods or road improvements, and the other most likely removed when the M50 was constructed.

Almost all are limestone. Metal plaques are introduced on the B4211. The two in Longdon Parish are of red sandstone, which indicates a local source.

The measurement from Gloucester starts at the Severn crossing – perhaps the toll gate?

The turnpike dates for this route are 1726 to Hartpury, 1747 to Staunton.

 

OS / Location Dimensions Image Notes / Comments
c. SO817204
Maisemore Ham
MS
Not found
SO812213
Maisemore
Right
93x43x37 Space for plaque
Limestone
SO803227
Overton
Right
MP
80x36x23 _L_ST_ _ 3 M I _ _ S
Once painted white
Limestone
SO798241
Woolridge Farm
Hartpury
Right
MS
81x35x23 GLOSTER
4
MILES
Incised lettering
Limestone
SO798255
Watersmeet
Hartpury
Right
100x42x20 GLOSTER
5
MILES
Limestone
SO798275
Corse B4211
Right
MS
143x30x43
Now restored to upright position
GLOSTER
6
MILES
Trig mark
Broken and lying down
Limestone
SO807288
Straight Lane JunctionLeft
MS
97x44x40 GLOSTER
7
MILES
White with black lettering
Limestone
SO823299
Right
MS
94x63x27 ELDERSFIELD
UPTON
8
GLOSTER
8
MILES
Iron plaque once painted white
Limestone
SO833311
Corse Lawn
Right
MS
106x44x27 ELDERSFIELD
UPTON
7
GLOSTER9
MILES
Leaning to left
Limestone
SO842324
Right
MS
139x68x24 L W Scratched on top
Plaque removed
Red sandstone
SO848337
Right
MS
125x56x24 Plaque removed
Leaning backwards
Red sandstone
c. SO842353 Perhaps lost or Removed when M50 constructed
SO835365
Longdon
Right
MS
70x55x26 Plaque removed
Red sandstone
SO840379
Right
MS
111x45x21 Plaque removed
Trig mark below plaque
Red sandstone
SO845395
Right
MS
66x57x33 (x22 on worn side)
UPTON
UPTON
1
GLOSTER
15
MILES
Plaque white with black lettering
Red sandstone