Monument record MDR9504 - Retaining wall, between Harborough Rocks & Longcliffe, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The structure begins as a retaining wall for embankment, SMR 30613, at the bridge. The wall is 2m high at its start, it is vertical then slopes up the embankment to 5m. The wall continues round the curve of the track to the bridge, SMR 30617. Between the bridge and Longcliffe Goods, the wall gradually rises back up as the embankment ends and the ground level becomes more even. The wall turns into a boundary wall, which runs along the top of a cutting for a watering tank. The wall then drops down to form one wall of a siding, SMR 30619. NGR: SK 22846 55449 - SK 22639 55628. (1-5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 160.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 226.
  • <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). XXXIII.12.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).



Grid reference SK 22737 55458 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2015 4:53PM

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