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Monument record MDR12805 - Glossop branch of the Manchester-Sheffield Railway

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1845 AD to 1845 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Sheffield-Manchester railway as first built passed no nearer to Glossop than Dinting Station. This was extremely disappointing for the Glossop mill owners and for the Duke of Norfolk. The Duke therefore built the branch line from Dinting to Howardtown at his own expense, it coming into use in 1845. The station [SMR 6118] was built in 1847. Both line and station were sold off to the railway company at a profit soon afterwards. (1) Historic maps show that the western end of the line near Dinting Junction was altered in the late 19th century. A new section of track was built slightly further north, between the Junction and Dinting Lane. Part of the old track became a siding [see SMR 33313]. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Glossop Heritage Committee. n.d.. Glossop Heritage.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 0238 9450 (1434m by 741m)

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Record last edited

Jun 24 2019 2:42PM

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