Monument record MDR6686 - Milestone near Housley, Eyam

Type and Period (1)

  • (Built 1759, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A milestone standing 1m tall and triangular in cross section. Situated on the A623 west of Stoney Middleton. (1) Mid-18th century milestone near the 1759 Chesterfield to Hernstone Head Turnpike. The stone has been reused as a fence post. The stone pillar is approximately 1.2m high. It has "TO TIDESWELL 3 MILES / CHAPEL 10 MILES / MANCHESTER 29 MILES" inscribed on the eastern face with the letters painted black on a white background. The writing on the western face is now indecipherable but is likely to have been "CHESTERFIELD 13 MILES". (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Fifield, P. W.. Peak Park Treasures D52. D52.
  • <2> Photograph: PJPB. Stoney Middleton, Milestone - Film 7:23a-Close up, 24a-General View.
  • <3> Photograph: PPJPB. Eyam, Milestone - 507.44.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2004. Land at Housley, Eyam, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey, upland option, 2004. Feature 21.
  • <5> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/FOO/01.



Grid reference SK 1951 7611 (point) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2011 4:11PM

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