Monument record MDR411 - Sheffield & Midland Committee Railway (course of), New Mills and Hayfield

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1868 AD to 1868 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Sheffield & Midland Committee Railway (Marple to New Mills & Hayfield) is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map (1) It is named as the Sheffield and Midland Joint Railway on the 2nd edition (2) and as the Great Central & Midland Joint Railway on the 3rd edition. (3) A branch line from New Mills (SJ 99908538) to Hayfield (SK 03658690) (single track and almost three miles long) was opened for passengers on 1st March, 1868. An intermediate station at Birch Vale was opened a few weeks later. The line was run by the Sheffield and Midland Committee Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Central and Midland Joint. It was closed to goods traffic between 1963 to 1966 but continued to carry passengers until January 5, 1970 when it was finally closed. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Holt, G.O.. 1978. Regional History of Railways - North West, 10. p 127.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 006 862 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish HAYFIELD, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish NEW MILLS, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2017 5:06PM

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