Monument record MDR8843 - Cast-iron milepost, abandoned section of the A625, Castleton

Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

Cast-iron milepost. Painted white with black lettering. Sunken into ground, bottom right-hand side not visible. It reads 'Chapel-en-le-Frith 5 miles, Sparrowpit 4 miles' and 'Sheffield 17 miles, Hathersage ? Miles' . On the 1812 diversion of Sheffield-Chapel Turnpike. In June 1983 it was just through a gate on the left-hand side of an 'access only' part of Mam Tor road. (1). Milepost at 0S 134837. Grade II listed milepost, dating from the early 19th century. It is constructed of cast iron and is triangular in plan, the upper part cut away in concave curve. The milepost is inscribed CHAPEL EN LE/FRITH/5 MILES/SPARROWPIT/4 MILES SHEFFIELD/17 MILES/HATHERSAGE/7 MILES. (2)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. D130.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 6.83: 25.13; 507.47.
  • <4> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/CAS/02.



Grid reference SK 1342 8364 (point) (Approximate)

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Feb 6 2013 11:17AM

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