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Monument record MDR9430 - Siding, Steeple House Quarry; Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A siding to Middlepeak Quarry, (also Hopton Wood Stone Co.) known as Messrs. Smart & Sons siding. The siding is only a few metres up the track from the Steeple Grange Light Railway siding, (also known as Stone Firms Branch & Killer Bros. Branch). Boundary wall, (SMR 15597), stops for approximately 25m before continuing, starting with a stone sleeper. There is a short length of retaining wall behind a wooden fence which currently bridges the gap in the boundary wall. This modern-looking boundary wall holds up a bank of trees and continues round the present day Steeple Grange Light Railway Yard. It appears that the two siding walls no longer exist, although there is a clear track down toward the quarry - presumably following the old Cromford & High Peak Railway line. (1-7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 88.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 136.
  • <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. 10.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 9.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 51, 53, 54.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 9.



Grid reference Centred SK 28803 55427 (34m by 27m)

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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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