“…it is, and always has been, an offence to pull down or interfere with milestones lawfully placed…”*

From: Survey of London: Volume 24, the Parish of St Pancras Part 4: King’s Cross Neighbourhood. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1952.:

“Where the New Road joined Gray’s Inn Road stood the great Dust Heap known as Smith’s. This was removed in 1826 when the ground was sold to the Panharmonium Company. Outside No. 345 Gray’s Inn Road there is still a stone which may be a parish boundary stone or a milestone. The inscription is obliterated.”

*Mike Horne wrote at The Metadyne Website:

“This very weathered stone is at north end of Grays Inn Road and 1870 mapping indicates it stated Holborn 1 mile. Marks at the top of this face are consistent with this. It is exactly a mile to Holborn. Northbound routes from both the Post Office and Holborn Bars were routed this way.”

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