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. Later section in better condition but entrance blocked. Secure from public access. Discussions are ongoing with one of the owners to determine how Historic England can encourage development of a local trust to take forward repairs and presentation to the public.

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:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Private

Contact Details

Jez Bretherton 0121 625 6855