Mam Tor, old road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 20.970 W 001° 47.994
30U E 579886 N 5911822
Quick Description: Metal milestone on the old road to Mam Tor, now disused.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 2:43:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMG9RM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 3

Long Description:
The road below Mam Tor, which is now closed to traffic, was first built in 1819 by the Sheffield Turnpike Company using spoil from the nearby Odin mine. The route was designed to bypass the steep limestone gorge of Winnats Pass. As a result of the constant movement of the landslip the road was difficult to keep open, having to be repaired on a regular basis and was closed in 1979.
Even the metal milestone has suffered some slippage over the years, and is now set below the level of the road.
Condition: Worn

Material: Metal

Chapel En Le Frith 5 miles Sheffield 17 miles Hathersage

Name of road: Mam Farm Road

Date placed: Not listed

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