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Monument record MDR12201 - Milepost, Shardlow Road, Alvaston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1837 AD to 1901 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A cast iron milepost is situated on Shardlow Road near the junction with Nunsfield Drive. A photograph shows it to have a drum-shaped head, painted white, with lettering picked out in black as follows: 'LONDON / 123 / MILES' and 'DERBY / 3 / MILES'. (1) The 1st ed. 25" OS map shows the milepost as 'Derby 3, London 123'. However, the 2nd edition shows it as 'Derby 3, Shardlow 4', suggesting a third distance is recorded on the back of the milepost. (2, 3) Victorian triangular cast iron milepost near junction with Nunsfield Drive. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 14.37, with photo.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/DER/04.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List. p 63.



Grid reference Centred SK 3870 3313 (2m by 3m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:13PM

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