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Monument record MDR9422 - Boundary/retaining wall, Black Rocks; Cromford & High Peak Railway

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NGR: SK 29060 55580 - SK 28416 55194. Drystone wall starting with a gatepost of heavily tooled gritstone blocks, approximately 1m high. As the Cromford & High Peak Railway track goes over two roads, it becomes a retaining wall to revet the embankment along which the track runs. The foot of the retaining wall is of large, regular gritstone blocks in distinct courses. At the top of the wall (from the level of the trackbed), the stones are smaller, regular and also laid in distinct courses. At the National Stone Centre it continues as a retaining wall to revet the embankment. At Coals Hill Quarry the wall stops as the quarry is either side of the track, which is carried by an embankment. The wall turns south and ends by being built up against the quarry face. (1)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 80.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 124, 142.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 48, 51, 54.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV. 10/14.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 75.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Blakemore, M & Mosley, D. 2003. Railways of the Peak District. p. 44,49.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 9, 18.



Grid reference Centred SK 28628 55266 (653m by 391m) (Approximate)

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Jan 9 2018 4:38PM

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