Cambridge 2000: Trinity Hall: Trumpington Road: milestone (distance marker)

Description: Trinity Hall: Trumpington Road: milestone (distance marker)
Date built: 1728
Stone mason: John Woodward
Trinity Hall: Trumpington Road: milestone (distance marker) (John Woodward) map for Trinity Hall: Trumpington Road: milestone (distance marker)
Date photograph taken: 11 Mar 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

The marker says '1 mile to Great Saint Maries Church Cambridge' and there is a sculpted hand at the bottom of the marker to indicate the direction (to the right in the picture). Great St Mary's (as it is now spelled) is in the centre of Cambridge.

The black crescent is the symbol for Trinity Hall. The markers were a bequest from a master of Trinity Hall, William Mowse, and the college was and is responsible for the maintenance of the mileage markers on the road to London.

At the beginning of World War II the 'Cambridge' was removed from the marker, but it was added back in later.

In 2006 the college added a new mileage marker on Storey's Way.

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