Monument record MDR4960 - Midland Railway, Ambergate & Pye Bridge branch

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 357 521 to SK 376 517. Ripley, Railway. Dismantled railway, Ripley. Partly built on by improved Ripley-Ambergate Road, with branch line. (1) The Midland Railway's Ambergate & Pye Bridge line was opened on May 1 1875. This was primarily a goods line, to divert the increasingly heavy traffic in meat, grain, fruit and timber from the Americas, imported via Liverpool and other Lancashire ports, away from the congested Ambergate-Derby-Trent line. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Smith, K. Pers. Comm.. 05/03/1987.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Leleux, R. 1976. Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol 9: The East Midlands. p 147.



Grid reference Centred SK 358 520 (8440m by 946m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2018 11:06AM

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