Stodhart Tunnel, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith - High Peak

Tramway tunnel entrance, 1796. Considered to be the oldest surviving rail-related tunnel in the world. Some stones missing, repointing and vegetation removal needed. Water penetrating the tunnel roof and attached walls are bowing due to tree roots. Concern over the distorted tunnel lining which requires propping. Local trust formed to take forward repairs, they have referred land ownership problems to Land Registry.

Stodhart Tunnel, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith - High Peak
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    STODHART TUNNEL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1334843
    Local Planning Authority:
    High Peak
    Site Type:
    Transport > Tunnel

Location

    Building Name:
    Stodhart Tunnel
    Street Name:
    Hayfield Road
    County:
    Derbyshire
    District / Borough:
    High Peak
    Parish:
    Chapel-en-le-Frith
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    High Peak
    Region:
    East Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Private