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Monument record MDR9571 - Limestone Rock Cutting, Peak Forest Tramway, Higher Hallsteads, Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The cutting is approximately five to six metres wide and three metres at its highest point. Along the south-west side of the Peak Forest Tramway track, there are several old quarry workings. The first part of the cutting is inaccessible, as it is on private land. NGR: SK 07812 78878 - SK 08020 78230. (1) The cutting carries the 1798 Peak Forest Tramway extension from Loads Knowl through an intervening ridge of high ground to Upper Dove Holes Dale. The cutting is deep but the limestone is massive and stable; the ridge was too low to make a tunnel feasible. There is a shallow limestone retaining wall at the base along most sections. The cutting was widened in 1803 for a second line of rails. Quarrying encroached on the south east end of the cutting. (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 44.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 79-80.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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). XV.2.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <8> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 44.



Grid reference Centred SK 07859 78841 (87m by 83m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:55PM

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