This repository site holds extracts of the Society's central records of over 26,000 milestones, boundary markers, fingerposts, crosses, canal milemarkers, AA Signs and tollhouses throughout the UK and associated reference photographs that can be viewed as maps in Google Earth or spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and searched on-line.
Google Earth maps can be downloaded via the Google Earth Maps menu option and Excel datasheets via the Spreadsheets menu option. Under the menu option Search, there are a number of options to search the repository for features of interest.The site has recently been updated with a new layout and the introduction of the on-line search facilities.
The photographs and hyper-links in the Google Earth files, Excel spreadsheets and search results are derived from a number of sources and you should observe the copyright policies of those sources, for example the links to Images of England, Geograph and Flickr. Where the photographs shown have been provided by individuals, whether members of the Milestone Society or otherwise, these are displayed as 'thumbnails' (low resolution images) and are not intended for commercial use. You may use them for personal research or for PowerPoint presentations to other bodies, for example, but you must attribute them to 'The Milestone Society'.
Repository information is updated approximately quarterly from the central records. New and replacement repository photographs are installed on an on-going basis following moderation. If you downloaded some Google Earth map files a while ago, you should download the latest version because maps files on your computer are not updated automatically.
If you have a new or more recent photograph of a feature, please share it with us via the Submit a Photograph menu option.
If you have discovered a new feature or some of our information is incorrect, please tell us about it via the Report a Change menu option.
We hope you will enjoy spotting your local features and that you will use this site as a tool to inform your local Conservation and Highways Officers, parish councils, local enthusiasts, to spread the word, to educate and to aid conservation and restoration, or for planning Highways Heritage Walks.
Feedback is always welcomed: you can contact us via e-mail here.