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Monument record MDR11604 - Milestone and Old Road, Macclesfield Old Road, Burbage

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Milestone on the north side of the old route between Buxton and Macclesfield. (1) The 1st ed. 25" OS map marks this milestone as 'Macclesfield 9, London 161'. (2) Presumably it had become badly weathered or damaged by the end of the century, as the 2nd edition records it as 'M.S. (Def)', ie defaced. (3) Turnpiked in 1759 where it was carried over the line of the CHPR by a small bridge. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/BUX/01 (?).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXI.4.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXI.4, 1898.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). pp. 11.



Grid reference SK 04076 72644 (point)

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2015 3:38PM

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