Listed milepost by Joseph Haywood Jr of Phoenix Foundry on the Derby-Chesterfield turnpike. (1)
Cast iron milepost, having a triangular sectioned base and a flat back, with a segmental head, curving forward to form a horizontal panel below. Painted white, with raised black lettering. The back is inscribed 'TOWNSHIP / OF / HIGHAM'. The north side of the triangular base is inscribed 'DERBY /17 MILES'. The south side has 'CLAY CROSS / 1 MILE / CHESTERFIELD / 6 MILES / DRONFIELD / 12 MILES / SHEFFIELD / 18 MILES'. The panel on front is inscribed in smaller letters 'J HAYWOOD JUNR / PHOENIX FOUNDRY / DERBY'. The milespost is 20" wide. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 37.
Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/SHI/02.
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SHIRLAND AND HIGHAM, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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