Building record MDR9483 - Railway workers cottage, Hopton Top, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Rectangular cottage. The south elevation has one door and four lower windows, the three upper windows have their original cast iron frames. The cottage has a pitched slate roof and two chimneys. There is a smaller extension with a single-pitched roof. The cottage is constructed of regular gritstone blocks, carefully dressed and tooled. There are gritstone lintels around the windows and door. A stone cottage built for the man who operated an inclined plane on the Comford and High Peak Railway. (8)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Unpublished document: Tilt, C (ARS Ltd). 2020. Archaeological Watching Brief at Hopton Cottage, Near Brassington.
  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 139.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 203.
  • <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. 13.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 23.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 13, 15.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 101.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Grange, E (ARS). 2019. Hopton Cottage, Manystones Lane, Near Brassinton: Heritage Impact Assessment.



Grid reference Centred SK 25290 54655 (10m by 6m)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR1790
  • EDR5218
  • EDR5161

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Record last edited

Jun 17 2021 8:51AM

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