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Monument record MDR11245 - Babbington Colliery tramway (route of), Ilkeston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1820 AD? to 1870 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 'railway' is depicted on Sanderson's map of 1835, running from Babbington in Nottinghamshire to the Nottingham and Erewash Canals. (1) Part of its route between the Midland Railway and the Erewash Canal is depicted on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880 as 'Old Tramway'. (2) The Babbington Colliery tramway was active between c. 1820 and c. 1870. (3) Baxter describes the route of the Babbington Moor tramway; 'At Cotmanhay Wharf, Ilkeston, north east across River Erewash and the Nottingham Canal to Babbington Moor Colliery. Traffic, coal.' (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Article in serial: Jobling, M. 1988. 'The Erewash Valley Railway, 1847-1987', Ilkeston & District Local History Society Newsletter. No. 2, pp 288-293.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Baxter, B. 1966. Stone Blocks and Iron Rails.



Grid reference Centred SK 47322 42564 (331m by 35m)

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Record last edited

Jun 1 2016 2:40PM

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