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Monument record MDR9417 - Siding & Loading Dock, Black Rocks, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

NGR: SK 29226 55791 - SK 29200 55784. The Black Rocks Stone Company siding and loading dock is constructed of mortared, roughly dressed gritstone blocks laid in rough courses. The top layer is constructed of thick concrete slabs. Iron railway track chairs, with the date 1884, can still be seen in places. The chairs held a single rail track which ran along the edge of the loading dock to guide trucks as they reversed up to the dock to dump material in the rail wagons waiting below. (1)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 75.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 110.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 29.



Grid reference Centred SK 2920 5578 (61m by 57m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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