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Monument record MDR9201 - Original Cromford & High Peak Railway Trackbed and Hurdlow Incline, Sparklow

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Full Description

NGR: SK 12630 66085 - SK 10830 67225 The original track of the Hurdlow Incline begins near Hurdlow Station as a boundary wall (SMR 29068). The wall on the other side of the track is missing, but there is a clear depression in the field marking the line of the track. A boundary wall (SMR 29069) begins soon after; both walls are in poor condition. The old Hurdlow Incline is clear with the line of the walls and embankment (SMR 29070). North of the track, leading to Hurdlow Grange, the line is continued by a drystone wall (SMR 29084), which is joined by some of its length by two other walls (SMR 29085 & 31611). (1) The foot of one of the inclines on the original route of the CHPR, worked by a 20 hp 2 cylinder winding engin, is in the area. This section of line was abandoned in 1869 when the deviation route used by the northern end of the High Peak Trail was opened. The course of the incline can be traced across the fields. (11)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature no: 280.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 365-373, 383-390.
  • <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). XXVII.3/4; XXII.15.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. Scenes from the Past: 37 (Part One) Railways of the High Peak. 'Whaley Bridge to Friden'. p. 58-60.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Featherstone, P.. 1971. Standing Archaeological Features on the Cromford and High Peak Railway.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Nicholson, C P & Barnes, P. 1975. Railways in the Peak District. p. 16.
  • <9> Article in serial: Baxter, B. 1949. 'Early railways in Derbyshire', Engineering. Vol. 167, pp 573-576. p. 576.
  • <10> Article in serial: Marshall, J. 1981. 'High Peak Sesquicentenary, part one,' Railway Magazine. July edition, pp 322-325. p. 424.
  • <11> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference SK 11408 66652 (point) (Approximate)

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Jan 31 2019 12:18PM

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