Monument record MDR8840 - Milepost, Hope Road, Aston

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Cast-iron milepost on the Sheffield-Sparrowpit Gate turnpike road. In 1978 it was described as being very rusty. (1, 2) Early 19th century cast-iron milepost on the 1758 Sheffield to Sparrowpit Gate turnpike road. The milepost probably dates to c. 1812 when parts of the road were diverted and improved. The rusty east face of the milepost reads "CASTLETON / 3 MILES / CHAPEL EN LE / FRITH / 9 MILES". On the west face the inscription reads "SHEFFIELD / 13 MILES / HATHERSAGE / 3 MILES". (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 6.83; 25.18-19.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). 1998-2001. Peak District National Park Authority Farm Surveys. 2001: 379.23-24.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2001. Mill Farm, Brough and Shatton, Bradwell, Thornhill, Aston and Hope, archaeological field survey,2001. Feature no. 32, p 9.



Grid reference SK 1890 8266 (point) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3882

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Record last edited

Apr 21 2015 9:18AM

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