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Monument record MDR9564 - Boundary and Retaining Wall, Top O' Th' Plane Complex to A6 at Higher Halsteads, Peak Forest Tramway

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD? to 1869 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD? to 1869 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Drystone boundary wall, constructed of irregular gritstone blocks, standing approximately 1.2 metres at its start. Along the length of the cutting (SMR 29926) the wall acts as a retaining wall. Along the line of the adjacent railway line, (still in use), the wall is managed and has possibly been rebuilt. NGR: SK 06922 80270 - SK 07810 78880 (1) Boundary and retaining walls around Top O' Th' Plane Complex and running south-east to A6 at Higher Halsteads. Some original build of 1795, some from 1803 widening, but with much later rebuilding and some obliterated. Mostly drystone walling of gritstone and limestone, but incorporating natural gritstone outcrops. Includes a tumbled stile and blocked wall opening. Section in Barmoor Clough, south of the former Barytes Works, was 'stranded' by the 1860s building of the Buxton mainline railway, and now forms part of its boundary wall. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 37.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 66, 70, 73-74, 83.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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.13/14; XV.2.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006.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 37a, 37b, 37b1, 37b1a, 37c, 37c1, 37d-e, 37e2, 37f, 37f1-2, 37g.



Grid reference Centred SK 07293 79598 (1022m by 1427m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:51PM

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