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Monument record MDR10980 - Masonry Retaining Wall, Townend Yard, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian - 1850 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Easterly section of retaining wall to carry the Buxton Road turnpike, climbing past the south side of Townend Yard. Massive mortared gritstone retaining wall, increasing from roughly two to three metres in height eastwards. Built of well-coursed dressed blocks with rounded dressed copestones, and presumed to be secondary phase of building. At its west end there is a blocked-up cart passage access to the Peak Forest Tramway yard (despite present height disparity at this point). The wall section immediately to the west, serving as the lower gable end of a warehouse, is presumed to be the earliest remnant of the former turnpike walling. The easterly section appears to replace a building shown on the 1847 map, and must thus have been constructed after 1847. (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 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006.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. 56.



Grid reference Centred SK 06503 80871 (39m by 1m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR3300

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Record last edited

Sep 28 2015 12:43PM

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