Monument record MDR9453 - Rise End Bridge, Middleton Incline; Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1825 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Circa 1825. A simple beam bridge of single span which formerly carried the Cromford & High Peak Railway Line over a roadway. Abuttments of coursed stone rubble; the wooden superstructure supported by 3 tapered and flanged cast iron beams made by Butterley at his Ripley iron-works. One of the earliest bridges of the type to have survived, (details taken from the Listed Building Record Card). Bridge constructed of two large bridge footings, which are of large limestone blocks. The limestone blocks are dressed on five sides, with the rough side falling outward and are held together with mortar. The bridge footings are spanned by four large cast iron girderst with wooden planks and beams between them. The bridge is approximately 11m wide and 5m high; the tunnel is 6m wide and 9m long.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 109.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 159.
  • <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> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 101.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 23.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p. 268.



Grid reference SK 27844 55180 (point) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 4:45PM

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