Monument record MDR9388 - Skew Bridge, Sheep Pasture Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway
Type and Period (1)
- RAILWAY BRIDGE (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- World Heritage Site Buffer Zone
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)
- <1> SDR19352 Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 46.
- <2> SDR19353 Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 64, 66, 67.
- <3> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV.11.
- <4> SDR19350 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
- <5> SDR19351 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
- <6> SDR18890 Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 11.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3043 5615 (11m by 10m)|
|Civil Parish||CROMFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM