Guide Stoop - Handley Lane, Nr Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 53° 13.431 W 001° 38.923
30U E 590213 N 5898024
Quick Description: Here in the rolling hills is an old Guide Stoop which are common in the Peak District.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 2:16:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMGVW2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Guide Stoops are old milestones made from stone. They were decreed by Parliament in the early 1700s in order to guide travellers across the bleak and featureless parts of England.

On the other side of this old track is a new Companion Stone. This is commissioned by Arts in the Peak and is a modern sculpture made to celebrate the 300 year old Guide Stoops.

The Guide Stoop points the way ahead and the Companion Stone guides you in other ways.

We found them both thanks to a geocache by cats-eyes.
Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/1789

Material: Stone

Inscription:
Chesterfield Rode Sheffield Rode Bakewell Rode 1789 On the Companion Stone: 'for the other rode go inward by cranesbill and leaf star clear the stream'


Name of road: Handley Lane

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