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Monument record MDR9480 - Railway bridge, Hopton Incline, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Blue brick arched bridge with gritstone copings giving access to the former Bone Works. The bridge is approximately 10m high. The first 2.5m of bricks are laid in a regular pattern of alternating header and stretcher. After this the bricks turn a 45 degree angle skew to form the arch. The tunnel is approximately 4m wide and 11m long. There are large gritstone copings/quoins at each corner of the bridge, carefully dressed and heavily tooled. The arch is formed by four courses of skew bricks. There are gritstone lintels at the top. The bridge is, in total, approximately 8m wide. There are buttresses at each side, constructed of large irregular drystone blocks of limestone. The massive approach embankment to the Hopton Incline is pierced by a masonry bridge. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 136.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 208.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV.13.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: CBA Panel on Indust Mons 1975 5.



Grid reference SK 25864 54622 (point)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Apr 9 2015 1:58PM

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