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Monument record MDR9340 - High Peak Junction Branch Line, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

In 1853 a branch line was constructed to extend the Cromford & High Peak Railway from its original terminus by the Cromford Canal to a new junction with the Midland Railway main line. After this the Cromford and High Peak Railway no longer had to rely on the Cromford Canal for its trade. The railway continued in operation until 1967. (1) NGR: SK 32125 55536 - SK 31445 55731. Section of trackbed from High Peak Junction to Cromford Goods/Wharf Shed. The trackbed is benched/cut into the hill between the river and the A6. It is a single track section until the marshalling area at High Peak Junction, where the cutting becomes wider to accommodate more tracks. (2)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Potter, H. 2003. The Cromford Canal. p 19, 21, 30, illust..
  • <2> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 1.
  • <3> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 1.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. pp 16, 18-19, 28.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. pp 93, 95-96.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. pp 21-22.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Nicholson, C P & Barnes, P. 1975. Railways in the Peak District. p 19.
  • <8> Article in serial: Marshall, J. 1981. 'High Peak Sesquicentenary, part one,' Railway Magazine. July edition, pp 322-325. pp 322-325.



Grid reference Centred SK 3152 5554 (731m by 369m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR1790
  • EDR3878

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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