Monument record MDR11599 - Ashbourne to Oakerthorpe Turnpike Road (route of), Derbyshire Dales and Amber Valley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1759 AD to 1890 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

The Second District of the Nottingham to Newhaven Turnpike Trust linked Oakerthorpe on the Derby to Chesterfield Road with Ashbourne in 1759. This turnpike started at Fourlane Ends. From Crich it descended to cross the River Derwent at Whatstandwell Bridge and then climbed steadily to Wirksworth via Wirksworth Moor. From Wirksworth it continued via Carsington and Kniveton to Ashbourne. (1) More major turnpike roads and branches were authorised in Derbyshire in 1759 and 1760 than in any other period. One of these was the Ashbourne-Oakerthorpe (via Wirksworth) turnpike road, for which the original Act was in 1759 (32. Geo.II c. 38). The final repeal was in 1878 (41 & 41. Vict. C. 62). (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004. Study to Identify Candidate Buildings for Grant Assistance and a Review of Conservation Area Boundaries, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
  • <2> Article in serial: Radley, J & Penny, S. 1972. 'The turnpike roads of the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 92, pp 93-109.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 28969 53955 (20915m by 8882m)
Civil Parish CARSINGTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish HOGNASTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish HOPTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish KNIVETON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish OFFCOTE AND UNDERWOOD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish ALDERWASLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish CRICH, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish SOUTH WINGFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3895

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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