Monument record MDR9526 - Boundary retaining wall, between Longcliffe Goods & Daisy Bank, Cromford & High Peak Railway

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Drystone boundary wall constructed of irregular limestone blocks & irregular gritstone blocks. It starts as a retaining wall for a few metres, holding up the last section of embankment (SMR 30640) and is approximately 2m high. There is a break in the wall for a level-crossing (SMR 30643). At the bridge, SMR 30645, the wall becomes a large, sloping retaining wall for embankment SMR 30644. At another bridge (SMR 30648), the wall again becomes a large sloping wall for the embankment (SMR 30647). The wall goes over the top of a cutting (SMR 30646) and then becomes a retaining wall for an embankment carrying the Cromford & High Peak Railway track over the bridge (SMR 30649). At another bridge (SMR 30522), the wall becomes sloping masonry for a retaining wall for the embankment (SMR 30521). At the siding for Royston Grange Quarry, the wall continues as a siding boundary wall. (1-7). NGR: SK 22428 5596 - SK 20595 56887.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 176.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 244, 252, 253.
  • <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.7/11/12.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Jones, N & Bentley, M. 2000. 'Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction', Scenes from the Past, 37. p12.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Coleford, I C. 1996. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. p10.



Grid reference Centred SK 21519 56331 (1821m by 1085m)

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  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2015 4:53PM

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