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Monument record MDR9389 - Quarry, Sheep Pasture Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Quarry on the southern side of the tracks. The quarried area is approximately 5m long. The rock face, which borders the south-west side of the quarry, is approximately 10-15m high. While the rock face itself may have been quarried there is little evidence of other quarry areas and a significant depth of soil has accumulated inside the quarry. The jib crane [SMR 9785] sits in the middle of the quarry. (1) The Arkwrights owned Intake Lane Quarry adjacent to the Sheep Pastures Incline on the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which remained active around 1900. The site still has a timber tripod crane, one of the last, if not the last of hundreds previously operating in the county. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 47.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 69.
  • <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> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 18 illus..



Grid reference Centred SK 3039 5613 (54m by 36m)

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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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