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Monument record MDR6977 - Gresleywood Colliery tramway (route of), Swadlincote

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Old Tramway' is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1888, probably linking Gresleywood Colliery [SMR 26816] to the Burton and Swadlincote Branch Railway [SMR 26869]. (1) The course of the former tramway is shown on later Ordnance Survey maps, but not named. (2-3) A stonework tramway of post medieval date was seen on a good quality aerial photograph as a single linear feature defined by a stone foundation, with a maximum length of 560m. Centred at SK 2850 1922. The south end of the tramway survives as a footpath; however, the north end has been destroyed by the Cadley Hill open cast colliery. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1888. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW, surveyed 1881-1882, published 1888. 1:10560.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1902. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW/Staffordshire XLVIIA NW, second edition 1902, revised 1899-1900. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1976. 1:10000.
  • <4> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 921530. 921530. p223-4.



Grid reference Centred SK 2846 1923 (467m by 403m) (Centred on)

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2016 3:45PM

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