Monument record MDR10057 - Milestone, nr Wirksworth Moor, Wirksworth

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

An example of an old turnpike milestone inscribed 'London 139, Derby 12, Wirksworth 1'. (1) Grade II listed milestone comprising a square-sectioned gritstone pillar with smoothly dressed faces, the sides slightly tooled. It is approximately 3ft high and is set into the northern verge of the lane running south-east/north-west that links the settlements of Wirksworth and Belper. The south-west face is inscribed ' LONDON / 139 / DERBY 12 / WIRKSWORTH 1', and has gloved hands pointing in two directions. Later inscriptions include survey benchmarks. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.8, with photo.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 3/3053/10013.
  • <3> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/WIR/04.

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Location

Grid reference SK 30421 53554 (point)
Civil Parish WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 4:27PM

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