Monument record MDR9897 - Milestone, east of the Bear Inn, Alderwasley

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Milestone inscribed 'London 138, Wirksworth 2'. (1, 2) Listed, Grade II. Late C18 or early C19 milestone. Single gritstone slab, approx 1 metre in height, set into northern verge of the lane running east-west between Wirksworth and Belper. The convex south face of the post is inscribed 'LONDON 138 (miles) WIRKSWORTH 2 (miles)'. (3) The first ed. 25" OS map records this milestone as 'Wirksworth 2, Belper 4'. (4) However the two succeeding editions have 'Wirksworth 2, Derby 11'. (5, 6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.3, with photo.
  • <2> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/ALD/03.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1268169.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3160 5263 (2m by 2m)

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2014 3:12PM

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