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Monument record MDR8610 - Accommodation bridge, near Roystone Grange Quarry, Cromford and High Peak Railway, Ballidon

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Railway overbridge on the Cromford & High Peak Railway which is built of limestone. There is some collapse on the south-east wing wall which has been stemmed by the addition of gabions filled with stone from an adjacent field wall. (1) Photographic record. (2,3) Accommodation bridge allowing a track to pass under the Cromford & High Peak Railway. The bridge is set within an embankment and is c. six metres wide and seven metres high. The bridge is of roughly dressed limestone blocks, laid in courses and held together by mortar and is topped by a dry-stone wall. (7) Bridge parapets formed of stone sleeper blocks which formed part of the original track of the CHPR in 1825. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 976.1.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 447.6a.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIII.11.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <7> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature no. 186.
  • <8> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. p256.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference Centred SK 20630 56839 (28m by 19m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2014 8:47AM

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