This treasure (Q/RP/2/207) is a plan of a proposed railway to Mapperley Colliery, submitted to the Quarter Sessions Court in 1889 by the Great Northern Railway. It shows the line between the Heanor branch and the Midland Railway branch to Mapperley Colliery.
This is one of over three hundred railway plans and books of reference in the Quarter Sessions collection – the reason we have them is that from 1792 onwards, anyone who planned to build a canal, turnpike road or railway had to deposit plans with the Clerk of the Peace for any affected county.
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English Heritage publish statement of historical significance about the Midland Mainline
English Heritage have just published this statement about one of our local railway lines, drawing in part on material held here in the Strutt collection (viz., sub-series D3772/E52). It is available as a download for a limited time, although I have saved a copy to add to the record office CD collection in future.
We have an online exhibition going at the minute: ‘Cromford and High Peak Railway’, showcasing the image archive compiled by staff at the Middleton Top Visitors’ Centre on the High Peak Trail. Check it out at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record_office/our_collection/archive/default.asp