The discarded stone sleeper blocks of the original line of the Cromford & High Peak Railway can be seen at a large number of locations on the former section of the line running between SK 040 718 - SK 128 660. At SK 048 702 over a hundred blocks are incorporated in a wall crossing the railway at the former municipal borough boundary. These blocks would have been completely laid by 6 July 1831. In turn, the re-laying of this section had been completed by March 1962 and the stone blocks superceded by sleepers. The blocks are roughly square and their size closely follows the specification for those of the Offham tramway of 1807: 14" square, 8" high, with a hole of 1 1/2" diameter and 5 1/2" deep. See SMR 29025, SMR 33244 and SMR 33245 also. (1)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p. 30.
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SK 048 702 (point)
BUXTON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
HARTINGTON UPPER QUARTER, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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