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Listed Building record MDR8857 - Milepost, Northeast of Snels Low, Peak Forest

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Milepost, northeast of Snels Low, Peak Forest, of early 19th century date. 'On the B6061 east of Eldon Hill Quarry is a hollow cast iron triangular milepost with a dished top, in good condition. It dates from the early 19th century. The east face reads 'SPARROWPIT / 2 MILES', the west face reads 'SHEFFIELD / 19 MILES / HATHERSAGE / 9 MILES / CASTLETON / 3 MILES'. It stands on the former 1758 Sheffield-Sparrowpit Gate turnpike road.' (1-4) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 18 SW PARISH OF PEAK FOREST 1/7 Milepost 800 yards to the south of Peakshill Farmhouse II Milepost. Early C19. Hollow cast iron triangular post with dished top. South west face reads: 'SHEFFIELD 19 MILES, HATHERSAGE 9 MILES, CASTLETON 3 MILES'. North east face reads: 'SPARROWPIT 2 MILES'. The route marked by this milepost formed part of the Sheffield to Manchester Turpike until c1817. Listing NGR: SK1153981874.' (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. D166.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2003. Oxlow House Farm, Peak Forest, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey, 2003. No.16, p 9.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 25.12; 507.124.
  • <4> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/PEA/01.
  • <5> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 11539 81874 (point) Approximate

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  • EDR3862

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2024 11:07PM

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