Monument record MDR9393 - Sheep Pasture Top Engine House Complex and Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway
Type and Period (8)
- STEAM ENGINE HOUSE (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- RESERVOIR (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- HUT (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- RAILWAY SIGNAL (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- WATER TANK (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- ENGINE SHED (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- RAILWAY OFFICE (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1831 AD to 1900 AD)
- RAILWAY INCLINED PLANE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- World Heritage Site Buffer Zone
Group of buildings at the top of Sheep Pasture Incline. The only building still standing is the engine house, with the remains of a chimney and flue, and there is also a concrete lined reservoir. The lost structures include an extension to the engine house, which had a sloping roof, a plate-layers cabin, which was on the other side of the track from the engine house, a signal post, water tank, running shed/engine pit shed, an office and a grassed-over reservoir. (1) Sheep Pasture Incline is the first of the rope worked inclines on the CHPR. A continuous rope wire was used. The underground return pulley and tensioning gear are visible at the bottom, behind the High Peak Wharf Workshops. East of the bridge under the A6 the tracks divided to run either side of a 'catch pit' into which runaway wagons were diverted- one of them is still there. The incline was originally worked in two sections, and the site of the original intermediate engine house, abandoned in 1857 can be seen on the south side of the track at the halfway point. Further up, the track passes a small disused gritstone quarry, with the remains of a three-legged jib crane. An electric motor was installed in the engine house in 1965, before which the LNWR replaced the original 1829 Butterley beam engine with a two cylinder engine in 1883. (12)
- <1> SDR19352 Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 51.
- <2> SDR19353 Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 72-87, 89-96.
- <3> SDR19350 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
- <4> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV.11.
- <5> SDR19351 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
- <6> SDR19344 Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 57-58, 61-63, 65-67, 69, 97.
- <7> SDR18890 Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 12, 29, 40, 44, 46, 48.
- <8> SDR19341 Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. Front cover, p. 12, 17..
- <9> SDR19349 Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 27-28, 75, 93.
- <10> SDR19340 Bibliographic reference: Blakemore, M & Mosley, D. 2003. Railways of the Peak District. p. 45, 49.
- <11> SDR19345 Article in serial: Marshall, J. 1981. 'High Peak Sesquicentenary, part one,' Railway Magazine. July edition, pp 322-325. p. 425.
- <12> SDR18788 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p.18-19.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3001 5617 (177m by 93m)|
|Civil Parish||CROMFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Dec 21 2018 9:27AM