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Monument record MDR9193 - Skew bridge, near Hurdlow: Cromford & High Peak Railway, Hartington Middle Quarter

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Stone/brick bridge, approximately 50m wide (including the buttresses), and 30m high. The tunnel is approximately 11m wide, 24m long and 25/30m high. The bridge is constructed of large, regular, gritstone blocks. Approximately 15m up from ground level there are carved gritstone slabs/lintels, which continue through the length of the tunnel. The arch is made up of red and blue bricks, skewed at 45 degrees to the carved slabs. Above the arch, is a line of moulded/carved gritstone slabs following the line of the arch. The bridge rises up past track level and is topped by more large, carved, gritstone slabs. These slabs slope downward and form the tops of the massive buttress walls. As the track is set at an angle to the road below, one opposing set of buttresses are approximately 10m long, while the other two are approximately 30m long. The buttresses are constructed of large, regular, gritstone blocks. At the end of each buttress is a small square pillar, with a square gritstone slab carved to create a domed roof shape. The headers at the ends of the tunnel are covered by concrete repair. (1-5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 272.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 351.
  • <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.4.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).



Grid reference SK 13009 65319 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Oct 31 2007 1:18PM

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