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The Milestone society was established in May 2001, we aim to "identify, record, research, conserve and interpret for public benefit the milestones and other waymarkers of the British Isles". Our members' interests also include tollhouses, turnpike history and canal milestones. One of the first major projects for the Society was a comprehensive survey of all the surviving milestones in the country. We now have a recent, systematic record of almost all the visible milestones in Britain. This survey data provides an invaluable source for individual members to follow the Society's aims of preserving, protecting and studying the history of these roadside features. It is also provides Local Authorities with an up to date record of markers in their care. Key information is available in our on-line "Repository", in both GoogleEarth mapping and also Excel spreadsheet formats, where you can see information about individual milestones and any photo links. You will also find forms where you can add a photograph, add details of another milepost or amend the information held.