Monument record MDR7646 - Milepost, Toll Bar House, Hassop

Type and Period (1)

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

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Cast iron milepost situated on the Chesterfield to Ashbourne Turnpike of 1812 (the present day A6020). "London 151" is inscribed on the top band of the cylindrical head; other directions and mileages are painted round the sides. (1). Grade II listed cast iron mile post, early 19th century in date. It has a circular shaft rising to a cylinder with a moulded top and divided into panels by bead mouldings. It is inscribed in embossed lettering 'LONDON'. The remaining information was painted and is now illegible. The milepost stands on the former Chesterfield to Ashford turnpike of 1812. (3). Drum-type cast iron milepost that is embossed 'LONDON 154½'. The two side panels designed for painted inscriptions of local places and distances are now blank. It stands on the 1812 Ashford to Edensor Turnpike Road. (4). The 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map marks the milepost as 'London 152, Buxton 11, Chesterfield 12' (6) while the 2nd edition has 'Buxton 12, Chesterfield 12'. (7) The third edition returned to 'Buxton 11, Chesterfield 12'. (8) Cast iron milepost. Listed as 'London 151'. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Index: Fifield, P W. Peak Park Treasures: D19.
  • <2> Photograph: PPJPB. 1983. Hassop Milepost. 7/0-1.
  • <3> Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. Department of the Environment Listed Buildings. 2/139.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J and H Taylor (PDNPA). 2000. The Chatsworth Estate Historic Landscape Survey, Chatsworth Inbye Land: Archaeological Survey 1999-2000. No. 41.84, 183.
  • <5> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ROW/01.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference SK 2112 7084 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR3857

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Apr 9 2015 9:40AM

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