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Listed Building record MDR12891 - Milepost, near Greaves Lane, Church Street, Ashford in the Water

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

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Milepost, near Greaves Lane, Church Street, Ashford in the Water, of early 19th century date. '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.' (1) The milepost is not in its original position. Late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps show a milepost some 50m to the southeast on the southern corner of New Street opposite The Retreat. (2-3) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 1969 ASHFORD IN THE WATER CHURCH STREET 228/11/10000 Milepost at SK 1966-6974 II Mile Post. Early C19. Cast iron. Circular shaft rising to a cylinder with moulded top and divided into panels by bead mouldings. 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. Listing NGR: SK1969169755.' (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ASW/01.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 19691 69755 (point)

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Record last edited

Jan 5 2024 12:13AM

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