Monument record MDR12146 - Route of tramway, Aston Hill

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st edition 1" OS map of the late 1830s shows a 'Railway' running east from a 'Plaster Pit' immediately to the west of Derby Road, north of Aston Upon Trent, before turning south-east towards the Trent and Mersey Canal. (1) By the 1880s it had been extended down the west side of Derby Road and then west, to access plaster pits in and to the south of the present Toadhole Plantation. The 1st edition 25" OS map shows a small building on the wharf by the Canal. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: David & Charles edition, Sheet 35. 1840. OS 1" map, Nottingham. Surveyed 1836-1839, with later revisions.. 1" to the mile.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 4185 3017 (1792m by 669m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:13PM

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