Essex Guideposts

List of surviving cast iron posts.

Abbreviations

MIW = Maldon Iron Works.

STN = Stanton

Wed = Wedlake

U/k = Unknown

PFL  = Progress Foundry Ltd

     

Arms.  First figure denotes arms extant. [Original number of arms in brackets]  

PAGE LAST UPDATED 14 June 2005

I/D

LOCATION

DISTRICT

GRID REF.

ARMS

FINIAL

MAKER

NOTES

BRAINTREE DISTRICT   [BT]

BT01

BARDFIELD SALING

BRAINTREE

TL 6901 2472

0 [3]

Missing

MIW

Very poor condition.  At risk

BTO2

BRAINTREE

BRAINTREE

TL 7695 2302

0 [3?]

Conical

MIW

Very poor condition.  At risk

BT03

CRESSING

BRAINTREE

TL 7992 2495

3

Semicircle

MIW

Fair condition.

BT04

FAIRSTEAD

BRAINTREE

TL 7633 1806

3

Semicircle

MIW

Part hidden in tall bushes.

BT05

FAIRSTEAD

BRAINTREE

TL 7695 1680

3

Conical

MIW

One arm replaced

BT06

FOXEARTH

BRAINTREE

TL 8319 4492

2 [3]

Conical

MIW

One arm replaced.  On B1064.

BT07

GAINSFORD END

BRAINTREE

TL 723350

1 [3]

Conical

MIW

Poor condition

BT08

GREAT MAPLESTEAD

BRAINTREE

TL 8123 3393

3

None

?

May not have great age

BT09

GREAT MAPLESTEAD

BRAINTREE

TL 8070 3510

2 [3]

None

?

May not have great age

BT10

LISTON

BRAINTREE

TL 8527 4397

2 [3]

Conical

MIW

Straight post.  On B1064

BT11

LITTLE SALING

BRAINTREE

TL 6979 2698

1

Semicircle

MIW

 

BT12

KELVEDON

BRAINTREE

TL 8649 1919

2 [3?]

Halo

STN

 Arm towards COGGESHALL missing.

BT13

LITTLE MAPLESTEAD

BRAINTREE

TL 8243 3402

4

None

?

May not have great age

BT14

PENTLOW

BRAINTREE

TL 8121 4605

1 [3?]

Conical

MIW

On B1064.  Wooden arms were detached in 2004.

BT15

RAYNE

BRAINTREE

TL 7200 2322

3 [3]

Conical

MIW

Shalford Road

BT16

SILVER END

BRAINTREE

TL 8100 1971

2 [3]

Missing

MIW

Repaired arm missing summer 2004

BT17

CRESSING

BRAINTREE

TL 802 194

3

Broken

MIW

Finial was either roundel or halo.

BT18

STISTED

BRAINTREE

TL 7929 2623

2 [3]

Conical

MIW

Poor condition.  At risk

BT19

STISTED

BRAINTREE

TL 7992 2495

3

Halo

STN?

Halo finial and arms in style of Stanton

BT20

STISTED

BRAINTREE

TL 8000 2464

3

Halo

STN?

 Halo finial and arms in style of Stanton but not definite Stanton post

BT21

TERLING

BRAINTREE

TL 7558 1439

3

Semicircle

MIW

 

BT22

TERLING

BRAINTREE

TL 7658 1489

2 [3?]

Semicircle

MIW

 

BT23

TERLING

BRAINTREE

TL 7800 1414 

3

Missing

MIW

 

BT24

TOPPESFIELD

BRAINTREE

TL 7387 3745

4

Conical

MIW

Good condition

BT25

WHITE NOTLEY

BRAINTREE

TL 7857 1837

3

Semicircle

MIW

 Needs repainting

BT26

WITHAM

BRAINTREE

TL 8245 1494

0 [3?]

Conical

MIW

 Post and finial only but in good condition

BT27

WITHAM

BRAINTREE

TL 8127 1532

1 [2?]

Conical

MIW

 Poor condition

BT28

BELCHAMP WALTER

BRAINTREE

TL 8069 4039

2 [3]

Conical

MIW

Poor condition

BT29

BELCHAMP OTTEN

BRAINTREE

TL 8057 4180

3

Conical

MIW

 Original parts complete plus wooden extension of top on one arm.

BT30

RIDGEWELL

BRAINTREE

TL 7382 4135

3

Conical

MIW

Fairly good condition. 

BT31

COLNE ENGAINE

BRAINTREE

TL 8510 3051

3 [4]

Conical

MIW

 Fairly good condition. 

BRENTWOOD DISTRICT   [BW]

BW01

GREAT WARLEY

BRENTWOOD

TQ 5834 9071

1 [3]

Semicircle

MIW

Painted by Jan 2005

BW02

HERONGATE

BRENTWOOD

TQ 6298 9112

3

Halo

MIW

BILLERICAY arm replaced.  Junction of A128 and Billericay Road.  Only MIW example with halo, which my not be original.

BW03

HUTTON

BRENTWOOD

TQ 6347 9512

3

Roundel

MIW

Junction of A129 and Hutton Village.

BW04

INGATESTONE

BRENTWOOD

TQ 6535 9989

2 [3]

Roundel

MIW

 Part of 1/6/1926 order.  Third arm removed c.1960.

BW05

INGATESTONE

BRENTWOOD

TQ 6469 9923

1

Roundel

MIW

 Set No.4 of an order dated 1/6/1926.  Arm is a locally made replacement.

CHELMSFORD DISTRICT   [CD]

CD01

DOWNHAM

CHELMSFORD

TQ 7309 9578

3

None

U/k

Possibly privately erected late 19th or early 20th century

CD02

LITTLE LEIGHS

CHELMSFORD

TL 6984 1856

3

Conical

MIW

 Fairly good condition. 

CD03

STOCK

CHELMSFORD

TQ 6904 9894

3

Roundel

MIW

Fairly good condition.  One arm repaired.

CD04 DANBURY CHELMSFORD TL 7939 0434 0 [?] Missing MIW Located at Gay Bowers

COLCHESTER DISTRICT   [CO]

CO01

GREAT HORKSLEY

COLCHESTER

TM 9779 3026

2 [3]

Broken

MIW

A134. Poor condition

CO02

PELDON

COLCHESTER

TL 9905 1685

3

Conical

MIW

Order No. 1264 dated 18/9/1926.  The COLCHESTER arm broken and repaired 2004.

CO03

WEST MERSEA

COLCHESTER

TM  0146 1351

0 [2]

Semicircle

MIW

 Very poor condition.

CO04

WEST MERSEA

COLCHESTER

TM 0100 1289

1 [2?]

Missing

MIW

 Fair condition only.

CO05

MESSING

COLCHESTER

TL 8943 1845

2 [3]

Semicircle

MIW

One arm replaced.  Needs cleaning (under trees).

CO06

GREAT TEY

COLCHESTER

TL 8638 2461

1 [3]

Missing

MIW

Very poor condition

CO07

GREAT TEY

COLCHESTER

TL 8884 2590

3

Halo

STN

  Fairly good condition. 

CO08

GREAT TEY

COLCHESTER

TL 8876 2590

1

Conical

MIW

 Good condition. 

CO09

FORDHAM

COLCHESTER

TL 9288 2864

3

Semicircle

MIW

 Good condition.  One arm is wooden replacement that still directs towards the defunct A604.

CO10

TIPTREE

COLCHESTER

TL 8919 1580

0 [3?]

Semicircle

MIW

Very poor condition.  Finial cast with only front face.

CO11 LAYER-de-la-HAYE COLCHESTER   TL 9675 2003 4

Semicircle

MIW

Three of the four arms are plastic-faced plywood replacements.
CO11 COPFORD COLCHESTER TL 9281 2261 3 Halo STN Fairly good condition

EPPING FOREST DISTRICT  [EF]

EF01

LOUGHTON

EPPING FOREST

TQ 4219 9617

3

Semicircle

MIW

One arm is replacement.  Centre of finial "E.C.C." in oval

EF02

LOUGHTON

EPPING FOREST

TQ 4241 9652

0

Semicircle

MIW

Poor condition.

EF03

MATCHING GREEN

EPPING FOREST

TL 535  110

3

Conical

MIW

Southwest corner of green.

EF04

MORETON

EPPING FOREST

TL 5339 0698

3

Conical

MIW

Not all parts original.

EF05

STANFORD RIVERS

EPPING FOREST

TL 5236 9885

1

Conical

MIW

Short 3' 6" post with single 7" arm.  Order No. 1375 dated 17/2/1937

EF06

TOOT HILL

EPPING FOREST

TL 5159 0231

3

Conical

MIW

Short post.  Good condition.

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HARLOW DISTRICT  [HA]

HA01

HARLOW

HARLOW

TL 4771 1157

2 [3]

Semicircle

MIW

 

MALDON DISTRICT  [MA]

MA01

GREAT TOTHAM

MALDON

TL 8574 1184

3

Conical

MIW

Short post.  Good condition.

MA02

GREAT TOTHAM

MALDON

TL 8684 1331

4

Conical

MIW

Short post.  Good condition.

MA03

HEYBRIDGE

MALDON

TL 8564 0800

3

See notes

MIW

Remains of lamp on top

MA04

LITTLE TOTHAM

MALDON

TL 8795 1126

3

Conical

MIW

 Fairly good condition.

MA05

LITTLE TOTHAM

MALDON

TL 8830 1135

1 [3]

Conical

MIW

In poor condition.

MA06

ULTING

MALDON

TL 8023 0895

3

[See note]

MIW

Semicircular on rectangle -probably recent replacement.

MA07

WOODHAM WALTER

MALDON

TL 8084 0684

3

Semicircle

MIW

Woodham Walter village.  One arm a replacement.

MA08

WOODHAM WALTER

MALDON

TL 8086 0666

3

Semicircle

MIW

End of Oak Farm Road

MA09

WOODHAM WALTER

MALDON

TL 8171 0744

2

Cap

MIW

Near Whitehouse Farm

MA10

WOODHAM WALTER

MALDON

TL 8237 0741

3

Conical

MIW

Junction of Manor Road and Cut-a-Thwart Lane

MA11

WOODHAM WALTER

MALDON

TL 8274 0653

3

Conical

PFL (?)

Junction of Old London Road and Curling Tye Lane

MA12

PURLEIGH

MALDON

TL 8143 0271

3

Roundel

PFL (?)

New “COCK CLARKS” finial with legend one side only.  All arms  by PROGRESS FOUNDRY LTD.  Opposite the Fox & Hounds PH.

MA13

PURLEIGH

MALDON

TL 8154 0277

3

Roundel

PFL (?)

New “COCK CLARKS” finial with legend cast one side only.  All arms by PROGRESS FOUNDRY LTD.

ROCHFORD DISTRICT  [RO]

RO01

HOCKLEY

ROCHFORD

TQ 8388 9247

3

Roundel

MIW

 One arm is replacement with lettering cast one side only.

RO02

RAYLEIGH

ROCHFORD

TQ  tbc

3

Missing

MIW

 Fairly poor condition.

TENDRING DISTRICT  [TE]

TE01

BEAUMONT

TENDRING

TM 1642 2404

3

Semicircle

MIW

Junction with Swan Lane. Good condition

TE02

ELMSTEAD

TENDRING

TM 0584 2307

1 [?]

Semicircle

MIW

Grade II Listed. NOW LOST

TE03

FRATING

TENDRING

TM 0768 2325

1

Semicircle

MIW

Grade II Listed

TE04

LITTLE BENTLEY

TENDRING

TM 1088 2349

1

Semicircle

MIW

Grade II Listed

TE05

MISTLEY

TENDRING

TM 1286 3136

2 [3]

Semicircle

MIW

Painted summer 2003

TE06

St OSYTH

TENDRING

TM 1503 1604

3

Semicircle

MIW

2 arms are wooden replacements

TE07

St OSYTH

TENDRING

TM 1229 1565

2

Semicircle

MIW

 At village crossroads

TE08

TENDRING

TENDRING

TM 1405 2575

2 [3]

Semicircle

MIW

Opposite Chapel Lane.  Good condition

TE09

TENDRING

TENDRING

TM 1513 2405

3

Semicircle

MIW

At junction with Crow Lane.  Good condition

TE10

THORRINGTON

TENDRING

TM 0878 2030

2 [4]

Semicircle

MIW

Poor condition but painted summer 2003

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THURROCK DISTRICT  [TH]

TH01

ORSETT

THURROCK

TQ 6339 8141

 3

Semicircle

MIW

 Restored

TH02

ORSETT

THURROCK

TQ 6450 8222

 3

Semicircle

MIW

 Restored

TH03

ORSETT

THURROCK

TQ 6453 8915

 3

Semicircle

MIW

 Restored

UTTLESFORD DISTRICT  [UT]

UT01

ARKESDEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 4844 3430

3

Conical

MIW

Short post.  Good condition

UT02

AYTHORPE RODING

UTTLESFORD

TL  5985 1542

3

Semicircle

 

MIW finial reused on wooden post

UT03

BENTFIELD END

UTTLESFORD

TL 5052 2546

3

Ornate

STN?

Wooden arms renewed 2004.

UT04

BIRCHANGER

UTTLESFORD

TL 5081 2451

0

Semicircle

MIW

Poor condition

UT05

BIRCHANGER

UTTLESFORD

TL 5071 2431

1

Semicircle

MIW

 Ordered 1/7/1927. Now with wooden arm. 

UT06

BROXTED

UTTLESFORD

TL 5770 2703

3

 

MIW

 

UT07

BROXTED

UTTLESFORD

TL 5856 2866

3

Semicircle

MIW

Suckstead Green.  Short post

UT08

CATMERE END

UTTLESFORD

TL 4897 3948

 

Conical

MIW

 

UT09

CHRISHALL

UTTLESFORD

TL 4460 3832

 

Conical

MIW

 

UT10

CHRISHALL

UTTLESFORD

TL 4490 3833

 

Halo

STN

White Bridge

UT11

CHRISHALL

UTTLESFORD

TL 4453 3940

 

Halo

STN

 

UT12

ELMDON

UTTLESFORD

TL 4613 3962.

 

Semicircle

MIW

 

UT13

FELSTED

UTTLESFORD

TL 7119 2050

 3

Halo

STN

Mole Hill Green

UT14

FELSTED

UTTLESFORD

TL 7206 1978

 3

Semicircle

MIW

Willows Green.

UT15

FELSTED

UTTLESFORD

TL 6749 2030

3

See note

STN

Unusual finial may be recent replacement.

UT16

GREAT DUNMOW

UTTLESFORD

TL 8298 2161

2 [4]

Conical

MIW

 

UT17

HATFIELD BROAD OAK

UTTLESFORD

TL 5575 1585

3

Semicircle

MIW

 

UT18

HATFIELD BROAD OAK

UTTLESFORD

TL 5325 1793

3

Halo

STN

 

UT19

HENHAM

UTTLESFORD

TL 5617 2743

3

Semicircle

MIW

Part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933.

UT20

HENHAM

UTTLESFORD

TL 5343 2882

3

Semicircle

MIW

Part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933.

UT21

HENHAM

UTTLESFORD

TL 5462 2851

3

Missing (semicircular)

MIW

In village.  Part of Order No. 2404 dated 6 February 1933.

UT22

HIGH EASTER

UTTLESFORD

TL 6180 1583

Semicircle

MIW

North end of School Lane

UT23

HIGH EASTER

UTTLESFORD

TL  6204 1479

3

Semicircle

MIW

In village

UT24

HIGH RODING

UTTLESFORD

TL 605  177

4

Semicircle

MIW

 Finial with E.C.C. in oval.

UT25

LANGLEY

UTTLESFORD

TL 4380 3442

3

Conical

MIW

All arms are 10 1/2 inch type.

UT26

LANGLEY

UTTLESFORD

TL 4460 3511

 

Conical

MIW

Langley Upper Green

UT27

LANGLEY

UTTLESFORD

TL 437 344

 

Conical

MIW

Langley Lower Green

UT28

LINDSELL

UTTLESFORD

TL 6435 2698

3

Semicircle

MIW

 

UT29

MANUDEN

UTTLESFORD

TM 4915 2671

3

Missing

MIW

 

UT30

MANUDEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 4921 2600

3

Conical

MIW?

Non-tapered post

UT31

MOTTS GREEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 6129 1262

3

 

MIW

 

UT32

RICKLING GREEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 5096 2978

1

Missing

MIW

Short post

UT33

RICKLING GREEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 5095 2990

2 [3]

Missing

MIW

 

UT34

SAFFRON WALDEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 5314 3786

1 [3]

Broken

STN

 

UT35

SAFFRON WALDEN

UTTLESFORD

TL 5430 3866

[2] ?

Cone

U/k

Straight post in poor condition.  Perhaps not pre-1940

UT36

STEBBING

UTTLESFORD

TL 6540 2529

3

Semicircle

MIW

Bran End.

UT37

STEBBING

UTTLESFORD

TL 6790 2367

3

Broken

MIW

Finial was a semicircular

UT38

TILTY

UTTLESFORD

TL 5994 2757

3

Conical

 

 

UT39

CHERRY GREEN

UTTLESFORD

 TL 573 293

1

Halo

STN

Finial broken off 2005

UT40

WENDENS AMBO

UTTLESFORD

TL 4963 3611

3

Conical

MIW

Clanverend Bridge.  3rd arm is replacement

UT41

WENDENS LOFTS

UTTLESFORD

TL 4698 3800

 

Halo

STN

 

UT42

WENDENS LOFTS

UTTLESFORD

TL 4601 3788

 

Halo

STN

 

UT43

WHITE RODING

UTTLESFORD

TL 575 134

3

Cap

MIW

 

UT44

HIGH EASTER

UTTLESFORD

TL 6474 1575

3

Semicircle

MIW

 

UT45

HATFIELD HEATH

UTTLESFORD

TL 5268 1420

3

Semicircle

MIW

 

UT46

HATFIELD BROAD OAK

UTTLESFORD

TL 553 186

3

Semicircle

MIW

MIW finial reused on wooden post

UT47 GREAT CANFIELD

UTTLESFORD

TL 571 204 3 Semicircle  

MIW

 
UT48 BUSH END

UTTLESFORD

TL 1 Conical  

MIW

 

ESSEX in LONDON [LN]

LN01

WALTHAMSTOW

(London Borough)

 

2

Semicircle

MIW

Now in Vestry House museum, Walthamstow.  Date of order 23/6/1930.

LN02

UPMINSTER

HAVERING (London Borough)

 

2 [3]

Cone

Wed

Now in Upminster Tithe Barn museum

LN03

WOODFORD BRIDGE

Redbridge (?) (London Borough)

TQ 4234 5169

1 (3?)

Halo

MIW

Halo finial is recent.