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Monument record MDR12857 - Fingerpost, junction of Station Road and Alvenor Street, Ilkeston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early 20th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1920 AD? to 1938 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fingerpost at the junction of Station Road and Alvenor Street, Ilkeston. A photograph shows a single finger pointing south along Alvenor Street, with mileages to Derby and Nottingham (possibly 10½ and 7 respectively, but the lettering is difficult to make out). The annulus at the top of the fingerpost has the wording 'BOROUGH OF / ILKESTON; DERBY'. (1) Alvenor Street was not built until the early 20th century. Nothing is marked at its junction with Station Road on the 3rd ed. 25" OS map; however, the following edition shows a guidepost (G P), suggesting that the fingerpost had been erected at some point between the publication of the two maps, probably in the 1920s or first half of the 1930s. (2, 3) A cast iron guide post of old-fashioned finger type, which probably dates to c. 1920. It has a moulded circular shaft, finger posts and a top circle inscribed 'Borough of Ilkeston'. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 14.4, with photo.



Grid reference SK 4692 4227 (point)

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Record last edited

Oct 30 2017 3:22PM

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