Early 19th century cast iron milepost. It has a circular shaft rising to a cylinder with a moulded top and is divided into panels by bead mouldings. The upper part of the cylinder is Inscribed in embossed lettering 'LONDON' . The remaining information was painted and is now illegible. The mile post was erected to serve the Chesterfield to Ashford Turnpike routeway, opened in 1812. (1)
By March 2002 six additional locations had been painted in black onto the sides of the cylinder. One side has Buxton, Stockport and Manchester, the other Bakewell, Matlock and (possibly) Derby. (2)
The milepost is not in its original position. Late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps show a milepost some 50m to the south-east on the southern corner of New Street opposite The Retreat. (3, 4)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ASW/01.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
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ASHFORD IN THE WATER, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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