Monument record MDR9401 - Retaining Wall, Sheep Pasture Top, 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

NGR: SK 30095 56194 - SK 29713 56095. Long boundary wall on the north side of the trackbed. Where the wall traverses areas with a steep drop, it also acts as a retaining wall. It is a drystone wall constructed from gritstone blocks, but the construction varies where the wall stands above the level of the tracks. A short 5m section at the north-east end is constructed of dressed square blocks, some of which are ashlar cut, elsewhere the shape of the stones is more irregular. There are also two phases of construction where the wall acts as a retaining wall, below approximately 1.6m the wall is constructed of square-cut, mortared blocks. (1)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 59.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 87, 89.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <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). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 58, 61-63, 65, 69.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 17.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 27-28, 93.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 3002 5619 (364m by 133m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish CROMFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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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