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Monument record MDR5909 - Tramway embankment, Greenhill Lane, Swanwick

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A tramway embankment borders the industrial estate at Greenhill Lane, and marks the course of a tramway of circa 1793 which connected with the Cromford Canal. Possibly some stone sleepers remain. (1) Baxter describes the route of the Greenhill Lane tramway from Chesterfield canal; 'At Golden Valley, north-north west to Greenhill Lane Colliery'. The embankment probably sits on the course of the tramway somewhere south of Greenhill Lane Colliery. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). 1975. Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Panel on Industrial Monuments, 1975.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Baxter, B. 1966. Stone Blocks and Iron Rails.



Grid reference Centred SK 41 52 (288m by 749m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2018 11:06AM

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