Monument record MDR10978 - Former Townend Upper Wharf Sidings, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (3)
- TRAMWAY (Georgian - 1795 AD to 1795 AD)
- RAILWAY SIDING (Georgian - 1794 AD to 1796 AD)
- GOODS YARD (Georgian - 1800 AD to 1830 AD?)
- None recorded
This former tramway warehouse is situated in the Council yard, at the foot of an inclined plane. (1) Area of sidings at the foot of the inclined plane, serving for the assembly of lowered wagons into complete 'gangs', with loading wharfs for trade with Chapel-en-le-Frith. The open sidings area was originally constructed between 1794 and 1796, but early in the 19th century it was progressively walled and provided with warehouses and covered 'shades' to protect stored goods. After the war the sidings were acquired by Derbyshire County Council for a roads depot. The yard was surfaced with concrete, and platforms and raised areas were constructed along the south and east sides; stone sleeper blocks from the sidings may survive under the concrete. (2)
- <1> SDR4751 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 14.
- <2> SDR19632 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 54.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 06518 80890 (69m by 38m)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Sep 28 2015 12:43PM