Monument record MDR9862 - Retaining Wall, High Peak Junction, Cromford Canal

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Wall retaining the level of the canal approximately 6m above the railway track, of irregular coursed and dressed gritstone. A 200m long section of the wall was originally built by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midland Junction Railway, to allow the railway to squeeze between the canal and the River Derwent. It was subsequently extended by approximately 500m when the line of the railway was brought closer to the canal in 1880. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Survey ref: 20.



Grid reference Centred SK 3127 5607 (450m by 293m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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