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Monument record MDR9562 - Upper Section of Chapel-en-le-Frith Incline (site of), 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

Top third of the Chapel-en-le-Frith Incline. There is an embankment for the majority, with retaining walls on either side. The incline starts off as an embankment on the road side only, then, (as the road diverts from the Peak Forest Tramway), it becomes a very small cutting on both sides. As the ground rises the incline becomes a larger embankment. NGR: SK 06638 80657 - SK 06783 80375. (1) Upper section of the inclined plane running through open country south of Chapel-en-le-Frith housing developments. It rises above the local ground level on its east side, being on an increasingly step ascent towards the level tramway at Top O' Th' Plane. The elevated, steeper section assisted the start of acceleration as the loaded wagons began to descend, pulling up the lighter/empty wagons from the foot. (13)

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 35.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 58-60, 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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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> *Internet Web Site: Whitehead, P. 2002. The Peak Forest Tramway, High Peak Derbyshire (including a walking guide to the Limestone Way). http// p 4, 10.
  • <6> Article in serial: Baxter, B. 1949. 'Early railways in Derbyshire', Engineering. Vol. 167, pp 573-576. p 575.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Morris, R. 2003. The Archaeology of Railways. p 63.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 150.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Nicholson, C P & Barnes, P. 1975. Railways in the Peak District. pp 12-14.
  • <10> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <11> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). IX.13.
  • <12> Map: OS. 2002. OS Explorer OL1 (2002).
  • <13> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 35.



Grid reference Centred SK 06714 80508 (160m by 298m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790
  • EDR3300

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:50PM

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