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Man-made heritage

Windyway Cross

This standing stone is called Windyway Cross, on Ipstones Edge (SK05814897). It was set up to guide packhorses over the hills from the copper mines of Ecton down into The Churnet Valley. It marks a safe route over Ipstones edge, in between the boggy bits, on the track from Ecton copper mine to Whiston Smelter. Its tall, finger-like shape could be spotted from miles around. The Whiston Smelter needed more coal than it did copper, so it made sense to position the works nearer the coal fields than the copper mine. Dating from 1882, it replaced one from 1770.

Wormlow Butter Cross Bradnop

Buttercross in an isolated position, similar in style to the Cheddleton Butter Cross.


Bradnop
Ye Olde Crown Hotel

An 18th century inn of coursed limestone construction with a tiled roof.


Waterhouses
Yew Tree Inn

A listed early 19th century inn, which is of coursed stone constructuion with a tiled roof.


Waterhouses

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