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Monument record MDR1738 - New Dam, Damside Farm, Peak Forest

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

[SK 1156 7880] Dam at Peak Forest, consisting of a wall two to three metres high and six metres thick. Constructed on large limestones. The pond is now dry and forms a lush meadow. There is a reference to 'le Damme' in 1405. (1) The dam is referred to on a Map of the Liberty of Peak Forest, 1807, as 'New Dam', with 'Old Dam' within the village also marked. It is probable, therefore, that this is not the feature referred to in 1405, which is more likely to be the Old Dam. A mill is also noted on the 1807 map at the location of the current house, downstream of the sheepwash. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2905. 2905.
  • <2> Map: 1807. Map of the Liberty of Peak Forest.



Grid reference Centred SK 1151 7897 (165m by 397m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Feb 4 2015 9:41AM

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