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Monument record MDR9506 - Watering and loading ramp, Longcliffe Goods, Cromford & High Peak Railway

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Watering/loading ramp. Large retaining wall sloping up from track level until it reaches approximately 3m high and 60m long. There is a gap of approximately 5m, whereupon a rock cutting forms the other side of the ramp with a boundary wall rising up. The cutting is approximately 4m high at its highest point, and again slopes up from track level. The wall is approximately 1m high on top. The large retaining wall is constructed of large, regular, mortared gritstone blocks. A large post, approximately 30cm diameter, is in the wall and a large vertical wooden post is at the highest end of the wall. Water tenders were shunted up the ramp to supply water to the locomotives which stopped below; the ramp was also used for loading. (1-7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 162.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 229.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Rimmer, A. 1998. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 46, 48.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p. 11.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, J. 1996. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. p. 76.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p. 10.



Grid reference SK 22674 55569 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2015 4:53PM

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