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Monument record MDR14710 - Railway sidings and marshalling yard (site of), Darley Dale

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial area of scrub woodland, now partly taken over for other uses [1997], marks the site of the extensive former Midland Railway marshalling yards at Rowsley. The yards were largely used to remarshal coal traffic from the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire coalfield en route for Lancashire. Part of the site has now been excavated by the Peak Railway Society as part of its Darley Dale-Rowsley extension. (1) Rowsley Sidings first appear on the 2nd edition 25" OS map of c. 1900. They are not present on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p. 22.
  • <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 2603 6508 (233m by 926m)

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Record last edited

Aug 9 2023 12:21PM

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