Monument record MDR10985 - Townend Lower Wharf Sidings, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (3)
- TRAMWAY (Former Type) (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
- RAILWAY SIDING (Former Type) (Georgian to Victorian - 1794 AD? to 1900 AD)
- GOODS YARD (Former Type) (Georgian to Victorian - 1794 AD? to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Townend Lower Yard was gradually developed from the early 1800s, as the original yard located at the foot of the inclined plane, the upper yard, became too small to handle local trade and through traffic. The yard carried a line of rails to assist the marshalling of loaded wagons from the plane into 'gangs' for onward transit. It was expanded by the construction of the Lower Warehouse in 1832. After 1832 the northern end of the yard had three sidings to the west, two of them entering the new Lower Warehouse. The open yard is entirely surfaced in concrete, possibly overlying in situ stone sleeper blocks. (1)
- <1> SDR19632 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 61.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 06469 80938 (67m by 70m)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Sep 28 2015 12:43PM