Milestones to Farnham – The Odiham Road

The Odiham and Farnham Turnpike Trust was created by act of Parliament in 1789, a distance of 7 miles and 4 furlongs with 3 tollgates at Odiham Gate (said to be the present day 2 High Street, Odiham), Crondall Gate and Farnham Gate.
The current A287 follows the route of the turnpike, leaving Farnham by Castle Street and Folly Hill although there has been some straightening over the years, particularly near Crondall and also the short section of dual carriageway to the west of Mill Lane.

Of the seven milestones on this road, only one is believed to exist today

The Half Mile milestone (½ mile to Farnham and 7 miles to Odiham)
This was on Folly Hill, just to the north of the sharp left hand bend after the entrance to the Farnham Park car park. Believed lost.
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The One and a Half Mile milestone (1½ miles to Farnham and 6 miles to Odiham)
This was on Folly Hill, just to the south of the traffic lights at the junction with Upper Hale Road. Believed lost.
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The Two and a Half Mile milestone (2½ miles to Farnham and 5 miles to Odiham)
This still exists today and is easy to see from the road at Warren Corner on the south side of the A287, just to the east of the Dora’s Green lane junction.
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The Three and a Half Mile milestone (3½ miles to Farnham and 4 miles to Odiham)
This was on the current A287 just to the west of the junction with Dares Lane. This milestone is shown on the 1997 Ordnance Explorer map and was also included in the list that Ted Parrett produced but in our survey, we failed to find it although it is a difficult area to investigate.
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The Four and a Half Mile milestone (4½ miles to Farnham and 3 miles to Odiham)
This was on Mill Lane just to the west of the garage on a short section of road that has been cut-off by the realignment of the modern A287. Believed lost.
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The Five and a Half Mile milestone (5½ miles to Farnham and 2 miles to Odiham)
This was close to the junction of the modern A287 with an unnamed road, just to the east of the right turn into Chalky Road. Believed lost.
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The Six and a Half Mile milestone (6½ miles to Farnham and 1 mile to Odiham)
This was positioned where there is now a lay-by on the north side of the modern A287. Believed lost.
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