Monument record MDR9390 - Jib Crane, 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

Small timber crane with fixed swinging arm and two supporting timber legs. Described in 1989 as having rotted timbers requiring replacement. One of only a few left in situ in the county. (1) A three-legged jib crane, constructed of a crane arm attached to a central pillar, which is 6m high. The pillar is supported by two angled beams, approximately 10m long, which are sunk into the ground. One of the beams is anchored by a square, drystone construction, 3x3mx2m high. All the fixtures between the beams are of iron, which are rusting. The wood is weathered and beginning to rot, and the base of the crane arm is almost rotten through and very unstable. (2)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 15.2, with photos.
  • <2> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 48.
  • <3> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 68.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV.11.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.



Grid reference SK 3040 5613 (point) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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