A traditional landmark long since vanished. It is marked on Ordnance Survey maps at the junction of the Avenue and the south end of Highfield Road. It appears to represent the meeting of two traditional ways, one to the north gate of the Common, the other pursuing the now vanished road to London along the north east side of the Common and under St Denys Wood. The meaning of the name is uncertain: despite popular tradition the landmark is not a measured mile from any fixed point, nor any multiple of a mile. Any connection with miles (a knight) seems improbable.


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