DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor


This Grade II listed building was built about 1860 in the French style and is attributed to G. H. Stokes, son-in-law of Sir Joseph Paxton. Paxton was a leading figure in the birth of the railways and saw the completion of this branch of the Midland Railway from Ambergate to Rowsley in 1849. Although only 11½ miles long, it had the grand title - a bit previous - for it was called the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock, and Midland Junction. In 1863 it was extended to Manchester, but after the Beeching Axe fell in 1968 the line was closed beyond Matlock.
Cromford station
Cromford station Cromford station
Nearby can be found Cromford Bridge which has a rare Bridge Chapel, Fishing Temple and a curious inscription.


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