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Monument record MDR9303 - Iron footbridge, Whaley Bridge Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Full Description

A single-track railway bridge that carried the Cromford and High Peak Railway from the canal basin across the River Goyt just south of Goyt Mills (see SMR 14927). It is now used as a footbridge into the car park between Goyt Mills and the canal basin [1984]. (1) Bridge, constructed of iron girders, allowing the River Goyt to pass beneath the Cromford & High Peak Railway. The bridge is constructed of a series of large iron girders, with each edge being formed by a large curved girder. The girders are spanned by wooden planks on either side, with a cobbled surface forming a central strip. The tracks are still in situ. (2-8) A siding ran down the side of the river into Goyt Mills, a cotton mill, which stood on the site of the present Woodbrook Housing Estate. A points lever arm has been preserved, although moved from its original position. A row of former millworkers' houses is adjacent. (10)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 31.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). VIII.11.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p 52.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. pp 65, 62.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. Scenes from the Past: 37 (Part One) Railways of the High Peak. 'Whaley Bridge to Friden'. pp 10, 8.
  • <6> Map: OS. 2002. OS Explorer OL1 (2002).
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000. C&HPR: 186.
  • <8> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 512-513.
  • <9> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 382.
  • <10> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). pp. 44.



Grid reference Centred SK 01246 81489 (7m by 25m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Mar 2 2015 2:00PM

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