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Monument record MDR9864 - Trapdoor, Cromford Canal, Cromford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1794 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Approximate location of a trapdoor within the bed of Cromford Canal uncovered by the Cromford Canal Society about halfway between Cromford and High Peak Junction when undertaking restoration in the 1970s. It is not known if any evidence still remains. Possibly part of the original 1792-4 canal construction. The trapdoor would have sealed a plug in the canal which would be used for draining the canal when the trapdoor was raised. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Survey ref: 21.



Grid reference SK 305 565 (point)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2015 3:00PM

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