Monument record MDR8279 - Milestone, Harthill

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

Milestone on the A524, (1811 Ashbourne - Hadden turnpike). The milestone is c. one metre high (three feet) with an inscription, black painted on white, one side reads "To Ashbourn 12 miles", the other side "To Bakewell 5 miles". (1,2). Milestone 150 metres south-west of Brimsbury Well. It is grade II listed and dates from the late 18th century. It is a painted stone slab, approximately two feet high with splayed sides and saddleback top, inscribed to north 'To / ASHBOURNE / 12 / MILES', and to south 'To / BAKEWELL / 5 / MILES'. (3). One of a series of stone mileposts on the fromer Ashbourne-Bakewell turnpike. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. D71.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 3:26,27.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <4> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/HAH/01.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference SK 2291 6197 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2015 12:16PM

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