Monument record MDR9448 - Quarry, Middleton Incline; Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

William Wheatcrofts Quarry. Limestone quarry, approximately 15m x 70m and 10m deep. The details are not available as the area is covered in vegetation. Probable site of 'Ash Hill' quarry, which was one of a number of quarries which sprang up or expanded following the opening of the Cromford and High Peak Railway in 1830/1. (6) This was a small short-lived quarry abutting the south side of the Middleton Incline opened up by William Wheatcroft. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 105.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 156.
  • <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. 14.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 27.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Tarmac Ltd. 2000. Tarmac Papers: The Archives and History Initiative of Tarmac Limited Volume IV. p 273.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 27979 55153 (118m by 37m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2018 4:39PM

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