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Monument record MDR12369 - Hollow way, Blackbrook, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A track running east from Rookery Farm, Blackbrook, is in part a hollow way which has been walled in narrower than its original width, so that the slope on its south side now lies within the field. (1) Although the track now appears to stop at approx. SK 07538054, the 1st ed. 1" OS map of 1840 suggests that it originally continued north-east, crossing the stream at approximately the site of the current footpath and continuing northwards to the former turnpike road opposite with the road to Bagshaw. (2) Houses at Bagshaw and Blackbrook are both shown on a schematic map of 1690 (3), while the names are both recorded in the 13th century. (4) If this route originally linked the two then it could be of at least 17th century date, and possibly much older.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 2000. Rookery House, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, rapid farm survey, upland option, 2000. Feature 3.
  • <2> Map: David & Charles edition, Sheet 27. 1840. OS 1" map, Buxton & Stockport. Surveyed 1836-1839, with later revisions..
  • <3> Map: 1690. A Schemar Draught of the Comon belonging to Chapell and the Houses and Lands how they are scituate..
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part I. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXVII.. pp 60-61.



Grid reference Centred SK 0740 8054 (691m by 255m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3974

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Record last edited

Jun 16 2015 11:36AM

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