Monument record M523 - Tramway, Trowell to Wollaton


TRAMWAY (Georgian to Victorian)


Grid reference Centred SK 50563 40241 (803m by 1751m)
Map sheet SK54SW
District Broxtowe
District Nottingham
Civil Parish Trowell, Broxtowe
Civil Parish Wollaton, Nottingham


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Remains of tramway, early C19. The tramway was a feeder to the Nottm Canal and ran from near Shaws Plantation to the canal. All that can be seen of it now is a path on its site between Balloon Woods and the canal and quite a few stone sleeper blocks, which are built into an embankment between the railway and the canal. Blocks have holes for wooden spike which secured rail. Area being built on (24/07/1967). (1)
A third tramway from Catstone Hill to the Nottingham Canal near Balloon Woods was traceable at its S end and several stone blocks about 15in square which acted as sleepers were still almost in situ. However, all this has been destroyed by the Balloon Woods development. (6)
Grid ref for NW end.
See L530, L662,3, L2095,6,7, L2195 for associated features.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 79/1

<2> OS, 1st Edn (Map). SNT1084.

<3> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<4> Nottm Canal Co, minute books (Published document). SNT964.

<5> Railway and Canal Hist Soc, 1966, Journal (Published document). SNT1172.

<6> EMG eds, 1969, East Midlands Geographer: part 7 , No 31, p 429 (Serial). SNT1794.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1st Edn.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <4> Published document: Nottm Canal Co. minute books.
  • <5> Published document: Railway and Canal Hist Soc. 1966. Journal. 12.
  • <6> Serial: EMG eds. 1969. East Midlands Geographer: part 7 , No 31. 4. p 429.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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