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Monument record MDR7524 - Guide stoop, Clodhall Lane, Curbar

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Full Description

At Curbar Gap, properly called Curbar Bar Head, is a guide stoop comprising a square pillar of millstone grit inscribed on all four sides. One side reads 'TIDSW / ALL / ROAD', one ' DRON / FIELD / ROAD, one 'SHEFE / LD RD' and one 'CHESTER / FIELD / ROAD / HUMPHE / RY GREG / ORY SUPE / RVISOR / 1709'. (1, 2) Although the inscriptions on this guide stoop are badly weathered, it is known from observations made in the early 1920s exactly what each face carried. On the south-west face, Humphery Gregory is the name of the parish surveyor for Curbar parish in 1709. Usually only initials were inscribed. The stoop is of gritstone, measuring 30 cm x 33 cm and is 168 cm high. The lettering is upper case and is 5cm high. It is incorrectly aligned. (6)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: Challenger, G (PPJPB). 1977. Peak Park Treasures: D2. D2.
  • <2> Article in serial: Tudor, T. 1934. 'Minor monuments and lesser antiquities of Derbyshire, 1934', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 55, pp 64-76. p 71.
  • <3> Photograph: Photo:PPJPB:29/11a and 24/26-7.
  • <4> Photograph: PPJPB. Photo PPJPB 507.55-7.
  • <5> Photograph: Smith, H (PDNPA). 1997. Photo PDNPA 533.12-3.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Smith, H. 2000. The Guide Stoops of Derbyshire. 2nd and Revised Edition.. pp 66-67.
  • <7> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey.



Grid reference SK 2626 7469 (point) (Centre)

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Oct 31 2017 11:30AM

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