Monument record MDR9403 - Boiler House (remains of), 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

Photographs show that to the west of the engine house there was another building with a single-pitched roof, which was attached to the engine house. Maps show that the building did not reach as far as the rock face, but a square structure jutted out to the face from the building. This part of the structure survives as a 3m x2m and 4m high tower, constructed from regularly dressed and evenly laid mortared gritstone blocks set into the rock face. The rock face curves inward at the west, therefore, the dimensions given are the maximum taken from the east side of the structure. The east facing elevation is flat but the north facing elevation has gritstone blocks emerging from it in an uneven pattern, suggesting it was once attached to another structure. Above the tower is a block of bricks and a hole formed by an arch of bricks that forms the beginning of the flue, which continues up the hill to the chimney. To the east of the structure are more gritstone blocks and re-used fish-bellied rails supporting the structure against the rock face. There are bricks and gritstone blocks filling large fractures in the rock face. (1)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 60.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 74-78.
  • <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> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 27.



Grid reference Centred SK 3005 5617 (4m by 3m)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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