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
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.'
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/QUA/01.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1238086?section=official-list-entry.
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SK 32894 40148 (point)
QUARNDON, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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