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Listed Building record MDR9855 - Boundary Wall, Cromford Canal Wharf, Cromford

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Boundary wall, Cromford Canal Wharf, Cromford, built c1794. 'Cromford Canal Wharf has a sandstone boundary wall on three sides with the fourth being formed by the escarpment below Rock House. There are two gateways through the boundary wall on to Mill Lane. This boundary wall provided security to the wharf and was constructed at the same time as the canal in 1794. Evidence from maps indicate that a range of buildings were attached to the wall. An LM&S Estate Agents office plan of 1946 shows two cottages, a store, four stables, a blacksmith's shop, a cabin closet and a cart shelter. The 1811 survey shows a saw pit and an agent's house. The frontage to Mill Lane on the north-west side is approximately 25m long and 2m high with two sets of stone gateposts. The frontage to Cromford Meadows on the north-east side is approximately 75m long and is 2.7m high at the Mill Lane end but reduces to approximately 2m at the southern end. The return to the canal on the eastern side has been reduced to wharf level and below wharf level forms a retaining wall approximately 1.5 high above the level of Cromford Meadows.' (1) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 35 NW CROMFORD MILL ROAD 668/7/10031 North East boundary walls at Cromford Wharf GV II Boundary wall and gatepiers. c1794, with C20 alterations. Coursed squared stone with half-round coping, and ashlar gatepiers. Gritstone. The wall, approx. 1.5m high, runs from the Counting House gateway along the SE side of Mill Road for approx. 100m, then runs E approx. 75m to link with Rose Cottage. Adjoining the Counting House, a pair of tapered square gatepiers and ramped coping. At the NE end, a gateway, widened mid C20, with one similar gatepier. Eastern length, approx. 2.5m high, includes a doorway. The wall dates from the first phase of development on the site, which it encloses and defines. Listing NGR: SK2996757072.' (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Survey ref: 9.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 29967 57072 (point)

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  • EDR1807

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Jun 22 2024 7:33PM

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