Description: Tramway Terminus (That Part in Ipstones Civil Parish) and Retaining Walls Approximately 20 Metres Ea
Date Listed: 15 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 274698
OS Grid Reference: SK0276047707
OS Grid Coordinates: 402760, 347707
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0266, -1.9603
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IPSTONES C.P. CALDON CANAL, Froghall
SK 04 NW
10/206 Tramway terminus (that
- part in Ipstones C.P.)
and retaining walls
approx. 20m east of
head of Caldon Canal
Retaining walls to former tramway terminus. Circa 1783. Rock-faced
ashlar approximately 8m high x 40m. Slightly corbelled out at coping;
2 buttresses to left, either side of small round-arch water channel;
further round arch to centre; retaining wall ramped down on right
side in a concave curve. The tramway was built to bring down lime-
stone from Caldon Low to the canal. It was originally conceived to
run the canal up to the quarry; the gradient however being so
considerable must have determined that the tramway should be built.
The terminus forms a close group with Froghall Forge (q.v.),
warehouse (q.v.) and canal bridge (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SK0276047707
Source: English Heritage
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