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Listed Building record MDR12890 - Milepost, Market Place, Ashbourne

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Milepost, Market Place, Ashbourne, a 19th century structure. '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.' (1) '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'.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'MARKET PLACE 1. 783 (North-East Side) Milestone SK 14 NE 1/157 II GV 2. C19. Cast iron milestone 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. All the listed buildings in Market Place form a group. Listing NGR: SK1805446807.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ASH/01.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. 3.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 18054 46807 (point)

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Record last edited

Jan 3 2024 6:58PM

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