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Monument record MDR15002 - Footbridge over the River Goyt and water management features, New Mills

Type and Period (4)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1777 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1890 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1890 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1890 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Probably part of an ancient track running from Longside to Goytside, and then onto Beard and Laneside. Burdett's map of Cheshire in 1777 shows a road crossing the Goyt here and it is known as 'Pott's Bridge', but in 1829 this had been replaced by a ford. By 1827 a footbridge had been built. The nearby weir and sluice were constructed about 1890 to provide water power to drive a turbine-pmp housed in the square stone building adjacent to the weir. Spring water was piped to this pump from a mine-sough at Gowhole and treated on the spot before being pumped up to Ballbeard reservoir to provide parts of New Mills with a water supply. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Derbyshire County Council. 1987. The Torrs Riverside Park Bridges Trail- the park under the town.



Grid reference Centred SK 0030 8453 (39m by 67m)

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Record last edited

Feb 3 2015 11:46AM

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