The village of Henham has three finger posts all 80 years old in 2013, which villagers pass without a second thought. Thanks to the Milestone Society, I have been provided with the details below. The Milestone Society has a wealth of history on their website. This includes the origins of mile posts which were originally commissioned by the Roman legions and their steady decline, especially during the World War II when they were removed or deliberately defaced to confuse any invading force. So next time you pass one of our signs, remember we are fortunate to still have them. If you know of any lurking in farmers fields or down track ways, the society would love a photograph.

 

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Finger Post mapman03
Made by Maldon Iron Works and located at grid ref TL 5462 2851. Photo 2003. This post was part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933. At the junction of Hall Road and Old Mead Road. Made by Maldon Iron Works and located at grid ref TL 5617 2743. Part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933. Photo 2003. The half moon shape is a unique feature in Essex.
   
mapman02 Close up of village sign
Made by Maldon Iron Works and located at grid ref TL 5343 2882. Part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933. Photo 2003

Kindly provided © Mr. Rattling

 

 

 
lthenham  
not strictly a fingerpost but still part of Henham parish - RG
 

 

 

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