Monument record MDR4926 - Whatstandwell Railway Station, Whatstandwell Bridge, Crich

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

SK 33305412. Whatstandwell Station. (1) This railway station replaced an earlier station in 1892, and the overbridge is dated 1894. The station is now unmanned. (2) This is the second station at Whatstandwell, to the south of the tunnel under Hurt's Wharf. In 1872 the Traffic Committee of the Midland Railway stated that the first station of 1852 was inadequate for the traffic of the area. A new station was built in 1892 with the station-master's house being added in 1926. The original pavilion station buildings were removed in 1965. There are two platforms at either side of the two track railway. Access to the only platform now in use is part of the original curved drive off the main A6 road. There is an original Handyside & Co., Derby, wrought iron footbridge to the now disused platform. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: 1972. OS 6" 1972.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: 1975. Council of British Archaeology Panel on Industrial Monuments. 6.
  • <3> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Survey ref: 99.



Grid reference Centred SK 3331 5413 (109m by 134m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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