Monument record MDR9540 - Lengthsman's House (site of), 60m east of Forge Mill Reservoir, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (2)
- RAILWAY WORKERS COTTAGE (Georgian to Victorian - 1794 AD? to 1900 AD)
- TRAMWAY (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD? to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The remains of a structure contemporary with the Peak Forest Tramway (shown on the 1st edition OS) situated just south of the tracks. Three tumbled walls survive, of roughly dressed gritstone blocks, held together with a lime mortar. The last remains of plaster on the interior walls can still be seen. The structure is approximately twelve metres long, four metres wide and 1.6m at its highest point. The function of the building is unclear, but was possibly a plate layer's cabin. (1) Ruins of two small rubble gritstone structures, with brick outshot, set against a quarried face in a rectangular enclosure to the south of the trackbed. The surviving remains suggest a dwelling to the west end, having the remnants of a chimney flue against the south wall, built into the bank, and an attached earth closet. A smaller structure to the east appears to have been a cart shed or store. It is probably a former lengthsman's house, built 1794 to 1796, but rebuilt 1803 as it was in the way of track widening. (8)
- <1> SDR19352 Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 16.
- <2> SDR19353 Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 31-32.
- <3> SDR19379 Bibliographic reference: Lamb, B. 1968. 'The canal, Bugsworth complex and tramway: a discourse in maps', The Peak Forest Canal and Tramway.
- <4> SDR19378 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001. An Assessment of the Archaeological and Historical Significance of Bugsworth Basin.
- <5> SDR19368 Map: OS. 2002. OS Explorer OL1 (2002).
- <6> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). VIII.12.
- <7> SDR19350 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
- <8> SDR19632 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No.16.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 04661 82030 (16m by 8m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
May 7 2020 4:45PM