Monument record MDR12372 - Milestone/mile plate, Burton Road, Midway, Swadlincote

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A metal plate on a stone slab about 200 yards west of the Mason's Arms Public House, Burton Road, Midway, was marked as follows: LONDON / 121 MILES / ASHBY / 5 MILES / BURTON / 4 MILES. In early 1984 it was noted that the metal plate was missing. Enquiries revealed it in the garage of a neighbouring house where it had been put after having been knocked by a lorry. It was taken from there to a Highways Depot. (1) Google Street View showed the stone slab to still be in situ in 2010, painted white. However, the mile plate was still missing. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 14.2, with photos.
  • <2> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Web site viewed 14/06/2010.
  • <3> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/WWW/01.



Grid reference SK 3048 2073 (point)

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Record last edited

Nov 20 2017 2:51PM

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