[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)
The cast iron mile post is early 19th century in date. 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. (2)
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/QUA/01.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1238086.
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QUARNDON, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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