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Monument record MDR9565 - Trackbed Shelf, Lower Plumpton, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cutting into the side of the hill. The cutting creates a flat terrace on which the Peak Forest Tramway sits. The cutting is approximately five to six metres wide on its west side and approximately six to seven metres deep. There is a steep slope to the east of the Peak Forest Tramway created by the large cutting for the A6 road. NGR: SK 07190 80097 - SK 07215 79860 (1) Heavily constructed trackbed shelf along steep-sided Barmoor Clough, involving extensive quarrying into west slope to provide fill to east, and create a wide enough trackbed. Constructed 1795; widened in 1803. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 38.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 67-68.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 38.



Grid reference Centred SK 07201 79977 (39m by 275m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:53PM

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