Building record MDR23109 - Part of the Bugsworth Upper Basin Washwall, Peak Forest Canal, Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Part of the Bugsworth Upper Basin Washwall, Peak Forest Canal, Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside, opened c1800. Archaeological recording was carried out at a specific location in the Basin in advance of proposed repair. 'Excavation of the trial pit revealed a solid and well-preserved section of the Washwall core, built of unmortared gritstone blocks, packed in with a sand, silt and clay puddling mixture. Although excavation in the trial pit ceased a depth of 1m below modern ground surface… a likely method and sequence of construction could be determined.' (1) In brief, after the excavation of the basin, a material of puddling was backed against its edge to make it watertight. The core, constructed of packing drystone blocks against the edge of the cut, with more puddling as mortar, followed, then the drystone façade of the Washwall, with coping stones. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hewitt, R (ARS Ltd). 2006. Archaeological Recording on the Bugsworth Upper Basin Trial Repair, Buxworth.



Grid reference SK 02244 82031 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2743

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Record last edited

Feb 27 2020 9:14PM

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