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Listed Building record MDR11673 - Milepost, Kedleston Road, Quarndon

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  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Milepost, Kedleston Road, Quarndon, an early 19th century structure. '[SK 32895 40146] A cast iron milepost which is triangular in plan, with the top sloping up to a gabled back plate. The milepost is painted white with black lettering. The inscription on the back plate reads '129 / LONDON / QUARNDON'. On one side of the triangular section is 'HULLnd / WARD / 6 /MILES' and on another is 'DERBY / 3 / MILES'. It was manufactured by J Heywood, Phoenix Foundry, Derby. The width of the milepost is 18", the depth 8" and its visible height is 48". (1) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 34 SW QUARNDON KEDLESTON ROAD (South side) 1039- /3/10003 Milepost at SK 3289 4015 II Milepost. Early C19. Cast iron post, triangular in plan, the upper part sloping to gabled back plate. The inscription reads '129/LONDON/QUARNDON/HULLAND WARD 6 MILES/ DERBY/3 MILES.' The Kedleston road formed part of the old London to Manchester highway. It was the first road in Derbyshire to be improved as a result of a Turnpike Act, in 1738. Listing NGR: SK3289440148.' (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/QUA/01.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 32894 40148 (point)

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2023 1:56PM

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