Milestone of c. 1724 on the former Manchester to Chapel-en-le-Frith turnpike road. It comprises a rectangular gritstone slab, approximately 2½ feet high, with a shallow curved head. One side is inscribed 'To / Stockport / 12 Miles / Manches / ter 19'. The other side is inscribed 'To / Chappel / 1 mile / Tideswell / 8 Miles / Bakewell / 15 / Chesterfield -'. (1, 2)
The distance to Chesterfield is hidden from view on photographs available via sources 1 and 2; however, the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880 shows the milestone and gives the distance as 24 miles. (3)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 1/0380/037.
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/CHA/01.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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SK 0336 8003 (point)
CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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