Hopton Guide Stoop, Derbyshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 53° 04.670 W 001° 36.191
30U E 593569 N 5881840
Quick Description: Guide stoops predate milestones and were placed by Parliamentary decree to guide travellers across bleak and featureless moorland in the early 1700's.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 3:20:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM3MZW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 12

Long Description:
A guide stoop is a stone pillar about 9 feet long with half above ground, and at least town names chiselled on. This Stoop was broken into three pieces by a car running off the road, it was later repaired but is now wrongly aligned. It is the oldest stoop in the Derbyshire Peak District dated 1705.
Many thanks to cats-eyes for the series of geocaches at the guide stoops.

Streetmap UK
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Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/1705

Material: Stone

On one face DARBY 7?5 Another face ASHBOURNE ??? and on another face WIRKSWORTH ???

Name of road: Junction of B5035 and Stainsborough Lane

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