Monument record MDR9235 - Embankment, Bridgehouse Farm; Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Embankment approximately 10m wide and 8 to 10m high at an old bridge footing. The embankment is built up on a natural slope, so boundary wall (SMR 31141) becomes a retaining wall. When the bridge was removed it appears that the footing, on the opposite side of the road from Bridgehouse Farm, was destroyed and half of the embankment cleared away. Much of the farmyard is built on top of the embankment, as is a sheepfold on the opposite side of the road. Next to the site of the old reservoir and near the tunnel, the embankment becomes much higher, approximately 15 to 20m. (1). NGR: SK 03886 71972 - SK 03478 72255

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 314.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 405-406, 408, 410.
  • <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). XXI.4.
  • <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. 24, 25, 33.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 03631 72127 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BUXTON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish HARTINGTON UPPER QUARTER, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2015 3:39PM

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