Stonyway toll gate

Stonyway toll gate

Above: This 1795 map shows Stonyway Gate lying on the first turnpike between Buxton and Macclesfield, which was completed in 1759. The second turnpike was opened in 1823, and crossed the old route at the same spot. After tracking down the milestone between the Cat...
Turnpike milestones

Turnpike milestones

Above: One thing I learned from last week’s talk is that MS stands for milestone and MP for milepost.  And that posts were typically metal and superseded the stones. This map shows that stones were set beside the earlier turnpike, and posts on the later...
Goyt Valley turnpikes

Goyt Valley turnpikes

Above: This photo, probably from the early 1900s, captures a lot of fascinating detail, including a horse-drawn cart coming towards the Cat & Fiddle which is just a short distance to the left, and a horse-drawn carriage heading towards Buxton....