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


  • 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