A grade II listed 19th century cast iron milestone, standing against the wall of No 20, giving distances to London and Manchester, and dating from the time when the main road to London passed through Ashbourne. (1)
Cast iron milepost standing outside no. 20 Market Place, Ashbourne. It is painted white, with black lettering. At the top it reads 'LONDON / 139 MILES / MANCHESTER / 45 MILES'. Below that the milepost becomes triangular. On top of the triangular section it reads 'ASHBOURNE PARISH'; on one face 'BUXTON / 20 MILES' and on the other 'DERBY / 15 MILES'. Lower down on the latter face is the name of the manufacturer, J Harrison of Derby. (2)
A mid 19th century triangular cast iron milestone against the wall of a building on east side of Market Place. It bears the name 'J Haywood Junr, Phoenix Foundry, Derby'. (3)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1335131.
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ASH/01.
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p. 3.
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SK 1805 4680 (point)
ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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