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Building record MDR10982 - Upper Warehouse, Townend Upper Yard, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (4)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1810 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1810 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1810 AD? to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large, rectangular, gabled former warehouse, 21x14m, with queen post roof and evidence for the position of massive derrick cranes. North and south gables, with blind west elevation, of coursed rubble gritstone, the south and west elevations showing clear evidence of having been built above a pre-existing yard wall. The wall to the south was also the retaining wall for the Buxton turnpike road. The symmetrical eastern elevation has central arched doorway for tramway access, with the southerly cart access door blocked, and the equivalent northerly door recently extended upwards to accommodate a roller shutter door. Built as Peak Forest Tramway 'shade' or covered warehouse after 1810, as indicated in a Peak Forest Canal Company memo. Inserted doors and windows, and modern roof. The floor may conceal buried stone tramway rails. Acquired after the war by DCC for a roads depot. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature Nos 58a-b.



Grid reference Centred SK 06477 80883 (14m by 22m)

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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