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Monument record MDR10543 - Plumbley Railway, aka the Penny Line, Eckington

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Unknown - 1873 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Plumbley Railway was built in 1873 to transport coal from Plumbley Collieries in Eckington Park. It was also known as the Penny Line or Penny Engine Line, as it would carry passeners to the British Rail station for a penny. (1) The railway has now been dismantled. Its route passes below Church Street and Littlemoor under stone bridges. Much of the section between the two bridges has been incorporated into gardens and the grounds of a nursing home, although the line survives as an earthwork along some other parts of its route. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Shaw, G. 1985. A Brief History of Eckington.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 1999. Extensive Urban Survey: Eckington. Archaeological Assessment Report.. Component 28, p 17.



Grid reference Centred SK 43317 79443 (2127m by 1084m)

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Record last edited

Nov 20 2017 4:01PM

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