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Monument record MDR9176 - Original trackbed, Cotesfield Farm: Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Line of the old track which follows the contours of the land in a curved route before it was abandoned in favour of a straighter route which utilised embankments and cuttings, (the current track). The old track leaves the current track on Peak District National Park land, then enters private farmland, where it can be seen as an embankment and walls. A farm track crosses it and it continues as an embankment in a small wood. The modern embankment and track cuts over the top of the old embankment, obliterating any trace, and continues on the other side of the modern track as a cutting and walls. Rejoins the track at a cutting, where a clear earthwork divides the modern track and cutting from the old track; boundary wall (SMR 7100) cuts off access to the old track. (1-7) NGR: SK 13646 64343 - SK 13045 64750

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 257.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 342, 344, 346, 347.
  • <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 XXVII.8.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 92.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Featherstone, P.. 1971. Standing Archaeological Features on the Cromford and High Peak Railway.



Grid reference SK 13597 64402 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Oct 31 2007 2:19PM

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