Masthead Image


The Milestone Society

Welcome to the website of The Milestone Society

Established in May 2001, we aim to “identify, record, research, conserve and interpret for public benefit the milestones and other waymarkers of the British Isles”. Our members’ interests also include tollhouses, turnpike history and canal milestones.

Please browse our website to learn more about the history of milestones and about restoration techniques, about our activities and our publications.


We asked member Connie Swann:

“As far as I am concerned, ‘Milestones’ is a handy one-word peg on which to hang all the interesting aspects of transport and life generally in the past.  The question of who set them up leads to turnpike trusts and roads, the increase in trade and travel that brought them into being, the frustration of those living on busy through routes having to pay for repairs to roads damaged primarily by travellers dashing past contributing nothing to the local economy.  What’s new?!!"

Read more from Connie's interview.....