Aqueduct Cottage on the Cromford Canal

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31/08/2024 14:00 - 16:00

Aqueduct Cottage was built about 1802 by landowner and industrialist Peter Nightingale as a lock keeper’s cottage alongside the Cromford Canal at the junction with the canal arm to his factories at Lea Bridge. The building is now owned by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust who manage the adjacent Lea Wood Nature Reserve. On this visit we will hear about the history of the cottage and see the results of the recent restoration project from volunteers who were involved.

Access is from the Cromford Canal towpath. The nearest car park is at High Peak Junction off Lea Road DE4 5AE – from here you cross the River Derwent to the canal and turn left on the towpath – 10 minutes walk. By public transport, it is a 2 mile walk along the canal from either Cromford or Whatstandwell station, or Transpeak Bus leaving  dropping off adjacent to High Peak Junction on the A6.

20 places available - £5.00 per person.

Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section.

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