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Monument record MDR9386 - Retaining Wall, Sheep Pasture Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

NGR: SK 30607 56129 - SK 30421 56155. Drystone wall, constructed of irregular gritstone blocks. Begins as a boundary wall alongside the railway, but as it rises up the Sheep Pasture Incline it becomes a retaining wall. It is then part of the bridge over Intake Lane. There are large, regular gritstone blocks laid in courses at the bottom of the wall and smaller irregular gritstone blocks at the top of the wall. It appears that the larger blocks form the retaining wall, while the smaller ones form the boundary wall at trackbed level. The wall ends after Intake Lane Bridge, although a wall in poor condition appears to follow the line past the quarry to a rock cutting. (1)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 44.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 59, 67.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV.11.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 3051 5613 (243m by 37m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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