Rees Jefferys Road Fund Plaque
Buried in the undergrowth on the north-east side of Old Winchester Hill Lane and only visible in the winter, is a simple plinth with a plaque that reads:
For your enjoyment of this view
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
William Rees Jeffreys Hon.MTPI., C.I.Mech.E was described by Lloyd George in 1937 as "The greatest authority on roads in the United Kingdom and one of the greatest in the whole world".
On his death in 1954 his estate provided an endowment to offer financial support for education, research and physical road transport related projects. More than sixty years later the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is still going strong.
These plaques can be found in lay-bys scattered across the country. This one presumably relates to the small pull-in on the other side of the road, as the view behind the plaque is completely obscured by a woodland plantation.