Alport Heights Guide Stoop, Derbyshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 53° 03.635 W 001° 32.909
30U E 597272 N 5879994
Quick Description: This small sandstone pillar is one of many 'Guide Stoops' around Derbyshire to guide travellers on and off the moors. They were placed in early 1700's by royal decree.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 2:29:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM3QYA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 28

Long Description:
Guide Stoops are the forerunners of modern day signposts. They were normally placed at junctions and directed travellers to the nearest market town.
This stoop was used as an old style gatepost where poles were inserted into sockets. It used to be situated at the nearby Spout House Farm before being relocated to it's present position. It's original position was 100 meters up the hill on the crossroads. Currently it is very near the 5 meter tall pillar, in amongst the gorse and broom.

There are two large car parks close by on Alport Heights. N 053 003.661 W 001 032.843 with a disused quarry between the parking and stoop.

Thanks to cats-eyes.
Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/1710

Material: Stone

Inscription:
All four faces are inscribed. I ? 1710 ASHBORN (Ashbourne) DARBY (Derby) WIRKSWORTH


Name of road: Alport Lane

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