Monument record MDR7538 - Milepost on the A619, east of Nether End, Baslow

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

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Cast-iron milepost bearing inscriptions in irregularly painted letters, possibly 18th century. It stands on the old Chesterfield to Buxton turnpike, and is undamaged and probably original. It comprises a circular cylinder above a circular post. The cylinder is 13" in diameter and, apart from the top 3" which form a continuous band, is divided into 3 equal segments. The two facing each direction along the road bear inscriptions, the third does not. The top band reads 'London 154'. One face reads 'Bakewell 4, Sheffield 14, Buxton 15, Manchester 35' and one reads 'Chesterfield 8'. (1) In May 1983 all faces had been painted out except 'London 154'. (2) Early 19th century cast iron milepost comprising a circular shaft rising to a cylinder with a moulded top and divided into panels by bead mouldings. Inscribed in embossed lettering 'LONDON' and in painted lettering '155'. The rest of the information at the time of re-survey had been painted over with white paint. On the Chesterfield to Ashford turnpike of 1812. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Riden, P. J.. 1968. Peak Park Treasures: D22. D22.
  • <2> Photograph: PPJPB. Photo PPJPB 5/83, 7/10a D22.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <4> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/BAS/01.



Grid reference SK 260 722 (point) (Approximate)

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Sep 1 2016 10:20AM

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