Flint Cross

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Flint Cross
Coach House Hotel and Restaurant - geograph.org.uk - 832323.jpg
Coach House Hotel, Flint Cross
Grid reference: TL407428
Location: 52°3’59"N, 0°3’9"E
Postcode: SG8
Local Government
Council: South Cambridgeshire

Flint Cross is a hamlet and a crossroads in Cambridgeshire, in the south of the county at the crossroads of the A505 road and the B1368 road, which leads north to Fowlmere and south to Barley, Hertfordshire.

The milestone at Flint Cross, installed in 1731, is Grade II listed.[1] It has a benchmark inscribed on the side for which the elevation is 131 feet above mean sea level. It is one of a series of milestones running from Cambridge to Barkway, which were installed through a bequest from William Mowse, a lawyer who was Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1552.

Milestone at Flint Cross

Buildings in Flint Cross include the Coach House hotel.[2] and a petrol station. The hamlet is also the site of Bridgefoot Quarry[3] and Grange Farm, which was damaged by a fire in June 2009.[4] The Anglo-Saxon earthwork of Bran Ditch runs east of the hamlet, but has been mostly ploughed out.


Coordinates: 52°04′01″N 0°03′14″E / 52.0670°N 0.0538°E / 52.0670; 0.0538