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Monument record MDR7417 - Longshaw Estate- Guidestone

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated at the Longshaw Estate near Sheffield. (1) Guidestone approx 1.7m high. Thought to have been moved from its original position. The lettering and date are still visible. (2) Photographic record. (3) Gritstone signpost south of the fishpond and north of Sheffield Plantation. Lettering in upper-case - dated 1709 (4) A tall square-cut gritstone pillar standing to head height and inscribed on all four faces: South-west face: 'TO/CHAS/TERFILD' (To Chesterfield) South-east face: 'TO/SHAFILD/1709' (To Sheffield 1709) North-east face: 'TOHA/THAR/SICH/ANDSO/TOCH/APILI/NLEE/FRITH' (To Hathersage and so to Chapel en le Frith) North-west face: 'TO/TIDSWEL' (To Tideswell) These inscriptions indicate the stone was erected at a crossroads of tracks, three out of four of which can be identified on the ground. The date 1709 denotes the date the stone was erected. In this year the Derbyshire JPs ordered the erection of stones in line with an Act of Parliament of 1697. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Photograph: PPJPB. Photo:PPJPB:SMR:507:118. 507:118.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. D144.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Colour photograph collection. Film. 37.0A & 1A.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Smith, H. 1996. Guide Stoops of Derbyshire. p. 48-9.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1994. Yarncliffe, Longshaw Estate (Hathersage, Nether Padley and Froggatt Parishes), Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1994. Feature 18, p12.



Grid reference Centred SK 261 794 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3877

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Record last edited

Apr 17 2015 12:40PM

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