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Monument record MDR9335 - Wooden sleepers & track, nr. Hillhead Quarry; Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Between co-ordinates SK 07020 70185 - SK 06750 70300, there are three sections of track with wooden sleepers in situ, these also have their chairs attached, (metal clips that hold the rails and are bolted/spiked to the sleepers). The first section is approximately 50m long, the second approximately 30m long and the third approximately 100m long. It is also clear that this area had a double track. However, the dates inscribed on the chairs are predominantly 1921 and 1923. As the dates are after the abandonment of this part of the Cromford & High Peak Railway (1892), it is likely that the sleepers relate to the use of the track as a mineral railway and not to its original use as the Cromford & High Peak Railway. (1) NGR: SK 07020 70185 - SK 06750 70300

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 414.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 564, 565.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. Scenes from the Past: 37 (Part One) Railways of the High Peak. 'Whaley Bridge to Friden'. p. 50.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000. C&HPR: 123.



Grid reference Centred SK 06893 70249 (266m by 117m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2020 10:33AM

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