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Monument record MDR259 - Old Macclesfield Road, 100m east of Cat and Fiddle Pub, Hartington Upper Quarter

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1759 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 003 717: Old Macclesfield Road: Length of former Macclesfield to Buxton road, superseded by a new turnpike in the early 19th century. Gritstone bridge over abandoned Cromford and High Peak Railway survives at east end. Several shallow coal pits adjoin road. (3). This stretch of 18th century road turnpike is now a little-used hardcore track with drystone walls to either side. It was built in 1759 as the original Buxton to Macclesfield Turnpike (1,2). The road was superseded in 1821 when a turnpike diversion was built to the south. (4). Photograph and slide record. (5,6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Radley, J. 1963. 'Peak District roads prior to the turnpike era', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. No. 83, pp 39-50.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 1980. Peakland Roads and Trackways.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p22.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1994. The Goyt Valley, Hartington Upper Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1994. 148. Feature 265, p 61.
  • <5> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 498.2-6.
  • <6> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 7175.1-4.



Grid reference Centred SK 016 713 (1250m by 216m) (Linear)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3759

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2015 2:21PM

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