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New milestone is installed in Southwell after Southwell Civic Society applied to Newark and Sherwood District Council to replace the historic landmark




No time was wasted in installing a new milestone in Southwell after permission was granted.

Southwell Civic Society applied to Newark and Sherwood District Council to replace the historic landmark outside the Saracen’s Head Hotel.

The newly-carved and installed milestone outisde the Saracen's Head Hotel, Southwell. (35288414)
The newly-carved and installed milestone outisde the Saracen's Head Hotel, Southwell. (35288414)

The figures on the original stone had become so faded they were unreadable.

The society’s planning secretary, Mr Mike Struggles, said: “Finally, all the planning conditions were cleared at the end of last month and immediately our stonemason Richard Morley set to work."

The district council’s planning committee granted consent for the disintegrated milestone to be replaced with a replica in October of last year.

Southwell Civic Society planning secretary Mike Struggles and Richard Morley the stonemason (right). (35288412)
Southwell Civic Society planning secretary Mike Struggles and Richard Morley the stonemason (right). (35288412)

The committee heard there was little appetite from the hotel owners to do the work themselves, so granted permission to Southwell Civic Society to do the work.

The original application was made, and deferred, by committee in 2014.

The milestone used to read, and now reads again: To London 132 miles; To Mansfield 12 miles; To Newark 6 miles; To Nottingham 15 miles.



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