Monument record MDR8857 - Cast-iron milepost, north-east of Snels Low, Peak Forest

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

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. (1-3)

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 Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2003.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> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 25.12; 507.124.
  • <5> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/PEA/01.



Grid reference SK 1153 8187 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3862

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 11:15AM

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