Monument record MDR12794 - Milestone near Crescent Drive, Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge

Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

This milestone is not shown on either the 1st or 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey maps of late 19th century date. However, it is shown on the early 20th century 3rd edition, where it is annotated 'Stockport 9, Buxton 8'. (1-3) Comparison of photographs taken in February 1989 with the photo attached to the Derbyshire County Council listed building card, taken in October 1999, show that at some time between those two dates the milestone must have been raised. In 1989 it was half embedded in the pavement, with only the top half of the inscription being legible. On one side 'To / Stockport / 9 Miles / Manchester /' is visible; on the other 'To / London / 167 Miles'. (4) Photographs attached to the listed building card at DCC, taken in October 1999, show one side inscribed "To / London / 167 Miles / Buxton / 8 / Whaley Bridge / 1 Mile". (5)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. Unnumbered photos only.
  • <5> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 1/0182/021.
  • <6> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/WHA/01.



Grid reference SK 0105 8287 (point)

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2011 9:52AM

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