Plans point to restoration of historical milestone at Maltby

The milestone before its removal in 2010The milestone before its removal in 2010
The milestone before its removal in 2010
A 130–year-old milestone will be repaired and re-installed on Maltby High Street, under new plans.

The grade II-listed street feature was taken into storage by Rotherham Council in 2010 because an expansion in the metal bolts caused damage to the stone post underneath.

Now Maltby Town Council has submitted plans for the cast iron plate to be fixed and returned to its spot outside the old police station, which is now a children’s nursery.

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The milestone was produced in about 1894 by West Yorkshire firm Brayshaw & Booth for the West Riding County Council.

MTC’s planning papers say: “Due to these not being produced any more and their architectural value, it is important that these be maintained and looked after.

“The milestones are unique to the old county area of West Riding,.

The repairs to the stonework will be undertaken by a qualified stone mason. The repainting of the cast iron plate will freshen up the milestone and help preserve the cast from future corroding.”