You should be standing by the ‘Silverlands’ street sign. Lots of evidence for the Roman presence in Buxton has been discovered in this part of town. There may have been a fort here, alongside a civilian settlement.
In 1862 the oldest inscribed milestone in Derbyshire was found at Silverlands – left behind by the Romans. The inscription reads ‘TRIB POT COS II P P A NAVIONE M P XI’ which translates as ‘WITH TRIBUNICIAN POWER, TWICE CONSUL, FATHER OF THIS COUNTRY, FROM NAVIO 11 MILES’. The name of the tribune who decrees that it is eleven miles to the Roman fort at Navio is missing from the inscription.