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Monument record MDR9543 - South Boundary Wall and Viaduct Piers, Charley Lane to Stodhart Tunnel, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1803 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1863 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

NGR: SK 05030 81740 - SK 05720 81700. Section of Peak Forest Tramway track owned by Federal Mogul. The first part of the track has been tarmaced as a road used for brake testing. The second part, to the east of two viaducts, has a series of buildings constructed on it that are used as a water treatment works. The area is inaccessible, but could be viewed from a footpath. The only original features remaining are a retaining wall on the north side of the tracks and another on the south side, which could not be recorded. (1) Removed section of south boundary wall running east from Charley Lane, and surviving south boundary wall, now incorporated into Ferodo test track boundary, running eastwards to Chapel Milton. Drystone retaining wall, with free-standing sections, probably part of 1803 track widening. Also Chapel Milton railway viaduct piers and wall sections between and immediately to the east. Earlier viaduct piers constructed 1863 to 1866; later viaduct piers and retaining wall constructed 1893 to 1894. Also southern boundary wall running eastwards to Stodhart Tunnel, probably part of 1803 track widening; some parts of wall missing and some rebuilt in 1980s. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 19.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 39-40.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Lamb, B. 1968. 'The canal, Bugsworth complex and tramway: a discourse in maps', The Peak Forest Canal and Tramway.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001. An Assessment of the Archaeological and Historical Significance of Bugsworth Basin.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). VIII.12/ IX.9.
  • <7> Map: OS. 2002. OS Explorer OL1 (2002).
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Ripley, D. 1989. The Peak Forest Tramway (1794-1936). p 9.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature Nos 19a, 19b, 19b1, 19c, 19f1-4, 19h, 19k, 19k1.



Grid reference Centred SK 05406 81735 (864m by 167m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:46PM

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