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Monument record MDR9579 - Western Boundary and Retaining Wall, Dove Holes Dale, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Drystone boundary wall, constructed of irregular limestone blocks, standing approximately 0.6m high at its start. NGR: SK 07990 78381 - SK 08116 77971 (1) Western boundary of main Peak Forest Tramway down Dove Holes Dale, running south and east from Limeshed sidings complex, as far as southerly divergence of branch to form Dove Holes Quarry. Commences as freestanding wall, but soon becomes retaining wall carrying Peak Forest Tramway trackbed above low-lying fields in the centre of the dale, with freestanding sections above. Two stile locations near each end utilise gritstone sleeper blocks. The wall probably dates from the early 1800s, but has been rebuilt in several places. In recent times, as Dove Holes Quarry to the north east has expanded, the Peak Forest Tramway trackbed, which forms the local boundary to the active quarry site, has been converted to a tarmac surfaced service access road. This is now derelict, with vegetation encroaching across the remnants of tarmac. (1)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 52.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001.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 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006.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 No. 52a.



Grid reference Centred SK 08069 78068 (102m by 230m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2263
  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 4:57PM

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