This gritstone stoop measures 33 x 28 cm and is 112 cm high. It has incised stylised 'hands' showing the directions to Winster, Chesterfield and Bakewell, which are written as follows: 'WIN / STER / ROAD'; 'BAKE / WELL / ROAD '; 'CHES / TER / FIELD / ROAD'. The stoop was apparently removed from its original site in 1940 and, following World War II, was incorporated into a wall on the south side of Alicehead Road, next to a pond at SK321667. Following research and fieldwork, and with the permission of all relevant authorities, the stone was replaced in its original pit (but this time embedded in readymix concrete) on May 14 1997. (1, 2)
Bibliographic reference: Smith, H. 2000. The Guide Stoops of Derbyshire. 2nd and Revised Edition.. pp 96-97.
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey.
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SK 3162 6671 (point)
ASHOVER, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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