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Monument record MDR9463 - New Hoptonwood Stone & Marble Co, siding & loading dock, Middleton Top; CHPR

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The New Hoptonwood Stone & Marble Co.'s siding and loading dock, (also called J.R. Birley & Son siding, also used by Stanton Iron Co.). On the north side of the siding there is a drystone retaining wall, constructed of large irregular limestone blocks, approximately 2m high and 45m long. On the south side there is a similar wall, approximately 52m long. Both walls are approximately 4m in height by the end of the siding. The siding curves slightly and widens out at the end to approximately 6m. Several iron tracks and wooden sleepers are still in situ. On the north side, between the siding and the quarry, is a loading bay with several iron girders and concrete settings in the ground. Along the top of the loading bay are more wooden sleepers and iron track. NGR: SK 27507 55178 - SK 27542 55206

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 119.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 173, 174, 176.
  • <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. 32, 42, 43.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 32.



Grid reference SK 27522 55187 (point) (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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