Monument record MDR10140 - Milestone, Bakewell Road, Darley Dale

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

Milestone on the A6 towards Darley Dale. Triangular stone, the top being inscribed 'London 145 Miles', one side 'To Bakewell 7 M' with a line below that is partially buried in the ground but clearly gave a mileage to Buxton, and the other side 'to Matlock 3 M'. (1) It is suggested that this milestone also showed the distance to Derby, now buried. (2) Looking at the series of milestones and mileposts in this area on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880, it is clear that the distance to Matlock given on the milestone actually relates to Matlock Bath. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.16, 1985.
  • <2> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/DAR/05.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 28476 61558 (point)
Civil Parish DARLEY DALE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2018 2:30PM

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