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Monument record MDR9578 - Limesheds, Sidings and Junctions (site of), Dove Holes Dale, Peak Forest Tramway

Type and Period (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible siding, although very overgrown with vegetation. Corresponds with a location on the 1st edition OS map where the track appears to spread out, with several different tracks. A boundary wall (SMR 29937) forms one side of the siding and boundary wall, SMR 29940, forms the other. The siding appears to go toward a rock face and the boundary wall (SMR 29937) sits on top of a natural rock platform. (1) Elongated, roughly triangular area of widened trackbed with boundary wall, at the highest point of the Peak Forest Tramway. It provided sidings where 'gangs' of loaded wagons, hauled up from the quarries down the dale, were assembled for the gravity run to Bugsworth. The limesheds allowed wagons of burnt lime from the local kilns to be stored in dry conditions until they could be worked down the line. The junction was probably first constructed in the early 1800s, the limesheds c.1830, and all the branches existed by 1847. (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 51.
  • <2> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. p 88.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006.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 51, 51a.



Grid reference Centred SK 08016 78270 (65m by 226m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:57PM

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