Milestones to Farnham – The Bagshot Road

The road from Farnham to Bagshot was an important route in the 18th and 19th century and part of the Winchester Turnpike formed in 1753 from Basingstone, near Bagshot (the modern day junction of the A30 and A325), via Farnham to Alton and beyond to Winchester.
There was one toll gate on the road, the Frimley Toll Gate, and one gate/bar at Heath End.

Of the ten milestones on this road, seven still exist.

The One Mile milestone (1 mile to Farnham, 11 miles to Bagshot, 37 miles to London and 27 miles to Winton)
This still exists at the north-west end of the Six Bells Roundabout on the old line of Hale Road which is now by-passed and has become a cul-de-sac.
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The Two Mile milestone (2 miles to Farnham, 10 miles to Bagshot)
This was in Heath End by the Royal Arms Inn. Believed lost.
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The Three Mile milestone (3 miles to Farnham, 9 miles to Bagshot)
This was approx 100 metres north of the current day Wellington Avenue roundabout. Believed lost.
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The Four Mile milestone (4 miles to Farnham, 8 miles to Bagshot)
This was on the modern-day A325 just to the north of the bridge over the Basingstoke Canal. Its original position would have placed in the the centre of what is now the dual-carriageway. Believed lost.
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The Five Mile milestone (5 miles to Farnham, 7 miles to Bagshot and 33 miles to London)
This still exists in Farnborough Road, just to the south of the junction with Guildford Road South.
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The Six Mile milestone (6 miles to Farnham, 6 miles to Bagshot and 32 miles to London)
This still exists in the centre of Farnborough, opposite the Jet Garage and appropriately outside the Milestone Surgery.
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The Seven Mile milestone (7 miles to Farnham, 5 miles to Bagshot and 31 miles to London)
This still exists in the central reservation of Farnborough Road at the junction with Ship Lane.
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The Eight Mile milestone (8 miles to Farnham, 4 miles to Bagshot, 30 miles to London and 34 miles to Winton)
This still exists opposite Frimley Hospital, on the south side of the road to the west of the hospital entrance,
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The Nine Mile milestone (9 miles to Farnham, 3 miles to Bagshot, 29 miles to London and 35 miles to Winton)
This still exists in Portsmouth Road at the junction with Golf Drive.
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The Ten Mile milestone (10 miles to Farnham, 2 miles to Bagshot and 28 miles to London)
This still exists in Portsmouth Road at the junction with Gibbett Lane on the east side of the road by the pedestrian crossing.
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Preserving Farnham's Heritage