Monument record MDR9682 - Tramway switches, 184m east-south-east of Buxworth Primary School, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
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(Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)
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Tramway 'fixed' switch point:
1795, of Outram's design and possibly used on other tramways built by Outram. Cast at his foundry at Ambergate. The 'fixed' switch was used in conjunction with the 'moveable tongue' switch. Sold for scrap to Edgar Allan & Co of Sheffield in 1927. (1)
Tramway 'moveable-tongue' switch.
1795, also of Outram's design and cast at his foundry. This was the 'moveable' switch which was operated to allow 'gangs' of trucks to be moved from one line of rails to the other. (2)
Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Tramway switch I, 1965.
Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Tramway switch II, 1965.
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SK 02549 82102 (point) (Approximate)
CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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Feb 14 2011 3:06PM
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