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Monument record MDR9388 - Skew Bridge, Sheep Pasture Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Regular dressed gritstone blocks, mortared and heavily tooled. The bridge is approximately 7m across. The bridge was built prior to the drystone walls which are built up against it and there is a flat lintel at the top of the bridge, where it meets the boundary wall. The bridge is approximately 4m high. The first 2m are of regular laid blocks, the next 2m are laid at a skew of 45 degrees to the bottom blocks, in order to form the arch. The edges of the blocks are chamfered to create a flat surface. The tunnel opening is 5m across, the tunnel itself is 14m long. There are several dates inscribed inside the tunnel: '23.6.38', '23.3.66', '22.3.74', '4.3.97', these are inscribed on patches of mortar, and some dates appear several times. They may relate to dates the bridge was repaired. (1)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 46.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 64, 66, 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 3043 5615 (11m by 10m)

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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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