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Monument record MDR8854 - Milestone, west of Wood Cottage, Snake Road, Hope Woodlands

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Gritstone milestone with a triangular cross-section. Only the upper 2 feet are visible. Two sides are inscribed, one with 'SHEFF / 16', the other 'MANC / 22'. The milestone is on Telford's 1818-1821 Glossop-Sheffield Turnpike. (1) In December 2002 the milestone was measured at 16½ inches high, 13 inches deep across the front and 14 inches high. A photograph shows it buried in the verge immediately up against a wire post. (2) The milepost now stands in a lay-by up against what appears to be a fairly newly-built drystone wall. It may have been raised, as more than 14 inches appears to be visible, and has been painted white. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 16.25a.
  • <2> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/HOW/04.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 12/07/2011.



Grid reference SK 1248 8959 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 1:18PM

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