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Site record MDR9362 - Water Tower and Tank, High Peak Junction, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (2)

  • (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

The two water tanks at High Peak Junction were not only for topping up the engine's boiler but also for filling the tenders to deliver water to other locomotive depots and isolated houses on the railway's route. (1) Large water tank & tower, approximately 6m x 4m and 8m high. A large iron tank sits on top of a base which is approximately 6m high constructed in a series of criss-crossing layers at right angles to each other, made with thick layers of two wooden planks separated by a single thinner plank. Several original features remain, including the leather water chute, chain handle and iron pipes running from the tank to the ground. (2)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Potter, H. 2003. The Cromford Canal. p 19, illust..
  • <2> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 24.
  • <3> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 31-32.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 23, 24, 74.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 72-74, 80-83, 85.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 85.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 3133 5597 (9m by 4m) (Surveyed)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR1790
  • EDR3878

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Record last edited

Sep 19 2019 11:41AM

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