Monument record MDR9349 - Crane Base & Siding, Cromford Transhipment Wharf, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Cast iron pillar of a hand crane. Of iron construction, with a large splayed, cross-shaped base, 2m wide and an upright 1.8m high. There is a post, 0.4m in diameter, with an attachment at the top. (1) Remaining indications of the original use of this area for the transhipment of material to and from the canal and railway are gritstone sets and the remains of a crane stump and track. This is one of the earliest examples of a transhipment point between canal and railway. It was part of the overall transport plan to carry goods from the Midlands canals through to Manchester across the Peak. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 10.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 11.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 86.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 8.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 15.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 11.
  • <7> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Site ref. no: 27.



Grid reference Centred SK 3143 5577 (11m by 16m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR1790
  • EDR3878
  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2015 3:18PM

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