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Tramway Terminus (That Part in Ipstones Civil Parish) and Retaining Walls Approximately 20 Metres Ea, Ipstones

Description: Tramway Terminus (That Part in Ipstones Civil Parish) and Retaining Walls Approximately 20 Metres Ea

Grade: II
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

Location: A52, Kingsley, Staffordshire ST10 2HH

Locality: Ipstones
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 2HH

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Listing Text

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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