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Monument record MDR9259 - Double embankment, Wild Moor; Cromford & High Peak Railway

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Double embankment, approximately 30 to 40m high taking the Cromford & High Peak Railway track over Wildmoorstone Brook valley. There appears to be another embankment to the north, approximately 30 to 40m high, with the continuation of the valley on the other side. There is an area of low-lying land , approximately 20m high, between the two embankments. The second embankment forms a crescent-shaped curve, with both ends joining the main track. (1-5) NGR: SK 03210 74739 - SK 03122 74797 SK 032 748: Wild Moor, Railway Embankment: Double railway embankment each approximately 137.16 metres (150 yards) long. Sited on the Cromford & High Peak Railway between Buxton (Burbage) Tunnel and Goystones Lane. Two single earth track embankments, the most northerly being the original Cromford & High Peak Railway line; the inner one built under the auspices of the L and NNR. The original stretch was completed before 6.7.1831, the second, less severe curve being built by the LNWR in 1862 . (6-8)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 338.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 437-438.
  • <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). XIV.12.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index.
  • <8> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Wild Moor embankment.



Grid reference SK 03172 74770 (point) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Jul 3 2015 4:09PM

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