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Monument record MDR9099 - Boundary wall, between Gallowlow Lane & Gotham Curve, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Drystone boundary wall, approximately 1½ metres high made from irregular limestone blocks. At the point of two separate bridges, it becomes a large retaining wall with butresses holding up the embankment. There is are two breaks in the wall for level-crossings. The wall goes over the top of a cutting and is incorporated within the top edge of it in some places. The wall then widens to go round the old site of Minninglow Goods Yard next to the road, where it breaks for the entrance to a car-park. At the bridge (SMR 30543) it becomes a drystone retaining wall, approximately five metre high for an embankment (SMR 11565), with a small boundary wall on top at track level. The wall continues over the top of a cutting (SMR 11566) and dips down into it where the top of the rock-face is uneven. The wall takes a 90 degree turn and continues behind a quarry, then rejoins the track. The wall stops a level-crossing (SMR 11570) and continues as a boundary wall towards Gotham Grange. (1-9). NGR: SK 20520 57254 - SK 18767 58473

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature no: 194.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. p268, 280.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Derbyshire XXXIII. p2, 6, 7.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Blakemore, M & Mosley, D. 2003. Railways of the Peak District. p47, 50.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p6, 9-10.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p87,90.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p1, 25.



Grid reference SK 19869 58274 (point)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2017 4:59PM

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