Monument record MDR13318 - Finger post at the junction of Kedleston Road and Allestree Lane, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early 20th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1925 AD? to 1935 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A guidepost stands at the junction of Kedleston Road and Allestree Lane, Derby. It takes the form of a traditional finger post with shaped pointers. In 1983 it was described as being in reasonable condition. A photograph shows the post partly engulfed by a nearby hedge. There appears to be a ball finial, painted black, above an annulus (which may have contained a crest). The signs are white with black lettering. That pointing north appears to show 'QUARNDON 1' and below it 'KEDLESTON 3', although the distances are slightly obscured by branches. That pointing south has 'DERBY' - again branches obscure the mileage, assuming that one is given. (1) Viewing the site on Google Streetview suggests that the guidepost has become completely engulfed by vegetation and that the finger signs may be missing. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 15.1, with photo.
  • <2> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 18/09/2012.



Grid reference SK 3344 3872 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Dec 19 2014 10:48AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.