Dereham – George Hotel Milestone

I’ve never noticed this milestone near to Dereham marketplace, located outside of the George Hotel, which was once a coaching inn. It’s a simple enough bit of stone, marking that it’s 100 miles to London (that reminds just how far the LDWA 100 challenge is) and 10 miles to Watton. It also reminds people that they’re currently in Dereham, which is probably quite handy for the weary traveller. But, there’s a long heritage to this stone, it has been here since around 1770, which makes it one of the earliest of the 360 or so milestones in Norfolk.