Nether Gate from Bitton
BRISTOL CORN EXCHANGE
National Grid Reference: 368225, 169575
Location: A431, Bitton, built into a wall opposite the junction with Church Lane.
Date recorded: Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Type of milestone: Inscribed Stone
Notes: Unfortunately, I was unaware that this was a milestone until after it had been heavily restored in August 2008. The stone is the original piece, but it has been refaced and the inscription recut, the work having been arranged by the local councillor who lived in the house behind the wall. Knowing that the other milestone in Bitton marked six miles to Bristol's Nether Gate, I undertook my own measurement from this point to the Corn Exchange (on Corn Street) and found it to be nearer SEVEN miles, which begs the question of whether the inscription was reproduced correctly.