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Monument record MDR9572 - Retaining and Boundary Wall, Higher Hallsteads, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (4)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1798 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1798 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1798 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small drystone retaining wall, approximately one metre high, which holds up cutting SMR 29932. The wall is constructed from limestone blocks and is heavily overgrown. NGR: SK 07900 78810 - SK 07989 78640. (1) A drystone retaining wall supporting the lower slopes on the east side of the rock cutting and its southerly opening out in Quarries 1 and 2, marking the eastern boundary of Peak Forest Tramway. Towards the south end a footpath descends from above, with local sections of drystone retaining wall; the final section runs atop the wall itself. Also step stile for footpath into Peak Forest Tramway trackbed. (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 45.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. p 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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006.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 Nos 45, 45a.



Grid reference Centred SK 07942 78750 (66m by 98m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:55PM

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