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Monument record MDR10964 - Barytes Works Siding and Chutes (site of), Lower Plumpton, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

From the north a steep ramp descends above a drystone retaining wall, from the east side of the Peak Forest Tramway trackbed to the floor of Barmoor Clough. At its foot are two substantial stone built storage pens, extending the depth of the embankment. These were intended to receive coal for the Barytes Works smelters, discharged from wagons placed on a short siding to the east of the Peak Forest Tramway main lines. The ramp allowed access to the sidings and Peak Forest Tramway from the works level down in the clough. Built by 1847, with some rebuilding. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 31d.



Grid reference Centred SK 07242 79787 (7m by 12m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2263

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2011 11:12AM

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