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Monument record MDR9406 - Spoil Heap, Sheep Pasture Top, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

NGR: SK 29993 56193 - SK 29891 56155. Elliptically shaped long mound that runs parallel to the boundary wall on top of the slope of a hill. It is approximately 0.7m at its highest point and is clearly a spoil heap from dumped material. It was presumably dumped before the boundary wall [SMR 9796] was laid. It could be spoil from the railway cutting or a quarry scoop for gaining wall material, otherwise it may be unrelated to the railway. The material can be seen to have spread approximately 10m down the side of the hill from the top of the mound. (1)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 64.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 88.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 93.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 62, 65.



Grid reference Centred SK 2992 5616 (141m by 59m) (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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