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Monument record MDR9960 - Overflow Weir, Cromford Transhipment Wharf, Cromford Canal

Type and Period (3)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

An overflow weir, still substantially stone-lined, which acts as an overflow for the canal. There is a sluice in the centre of the weir and a timber bridge over extended outfall shelf. It is not known if this was part of the original 1794 canal construction and it is not marked on the 1811 survey. The weir is shown on the 1876 OS Map, but there is no bridge and path. The lip and top part of the run off shelf have been replaced in concrete, the rest of the structure, down to the outfall over the stream is still stone-lined. The weir and sluice are fully functional, taking overflow and draining the canal. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Feature number: 40B.



Grid reference Centred SK 3148 5567 (5m by 18m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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