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Monument record MDR9558 - Boundary and Retaining Wall,Top o' th' Plane, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Drystone boundary wall, constructed of irregular gritstone blocks, approximately one metre high. The wall was rebuilt at its start point as it is a boundary wall to a private garden. The wall turns into a small retaining wall when the incline goes through a tiny cutting, and then a small retaining wall when the incline becomes a small embankment on either side. The wall becomes a large retaining wall at Top-o-the-Plane, approximately five metres high and constructed of large, irregular gritstone blocks. After Top-o-the-Plane, the wall again becomes a boundary wall and finishes in a very badly tumbled condition. NGR: SK 06642 80659 - SK 07225 79828. (1) Drystone retaining wall and freestanding boundary wall, supporting and demarcating the inclined plane and level area for Top o' Th' Plane complex. Probably constructed 1795 to 1796, with a boundary constructed at the southern end post-closure. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 31.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. p 59, 62-64.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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). IX. 13.
  • <7> Map: OS. 2002. OS Explorer OL1 (2002).
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <9> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature Nos 31a-c, 31c1-2.



Grid reference Centred SK 06887 80320 (696m by 1076m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790
  • EDR3300

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:52PM

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