Milestones to Farnham – The Guildford Road

The Guildford and Farnham Turnpike Trust was created by act of Parliament in 1757.

The current A31 follows the route of the old turnpike apart from the section between the Shepherd & Flock roundabout and the Hogs Back Hotel which was replaced by a direct dual-carriageway in the 1990s.

Of the nine milestones on the turnpike, only one is believed to exist today.

The One Mile milestone (1 mile to Farnham and 9 miles to Guildford)
This was just to the east of the old railway bridge. Believed lost.
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The Two Mile milestone (2 miles to Farnham and 8 miles to Guildford)
This was in Guildford Road, just to the west of the junction of Seale Road, on the old road, now by-passed by the dual carriageway. Believed lost.
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The Three Mile milestone (3 miles to Farnham and 7 miles to Guildford)
This was just opposite what is now the Esso Garage on the slip road to the garage and the Hogs Back Hotel. Believed lost.
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The Four Mile milestone (4 miles to Farnham and 6 miles to Guildford)
This was on the south side of what is now the west bound carriageway of the Hogs Back. Believed lost.
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The Five Mile milestone (5 miles to Farnham and 5 miles to Guildford)
This was on the south side of what is now the west bound carriageway of the Hogs Back, just to the west of the off-road lay-by. Believed lost.
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The Six Mile milestone (6 miles to Farnham and 4 miles to Guildford)
This was on the south side of what is now the west bound carriageway of the Hogs Back, to the east of the turn to Puttenham. Believed lost.
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The Seven Mile milestone (7 miles to Farnham and 3 miles to Guildford)
This still exists today and is visible from the west bound carriageway of the A31, just to the west of where the slip road from the A3 joins the road from Guildford, easier to see in winter than in summer.
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The Eight Mile milestone (8 miles to Farnham and 2 miles to Guildford)
This was in Farnham Road, as you start to drop down the hill to Guildford. Believed lost.
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The Nine Mile milestone (9 miles to Farnham and 1 mile to Guildford)
This was in Farnham Road, Guildford, on the south side of the road between Wodeland Avenue and Annadale Road. Believed lost.
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