Monument record M5280 - Tramway from Swingate to Cinderhill


TRAMWAY (Georgian to First World War)


Grid reference Centred SK 51888 43171 (3074m by 806m)
Map sheet SK54SW
District Broxtowe
District Nottingham
Civil Parish Strelley, Broxtowe
Civil Parish Bilborough, Nottingham


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Tramway, to Broxtowe Colliery. No signs of any tramway ie no sleepers, lines etc. Path taken by tramway completely overgrown, only a pathway now shows the original route of the tramway. Here the tramway passes by the side of a cornfield. In some places the route passes straight through a field of wheat (10/07/1968). (1)
Extensive remains can also be seen of a later (than 1833) tramway which ran from the Swingate area through Chilwell Dam and Broxtowe to Cinderhill in its initial development. (3)
(An earlier line from Babington to Cinderhill) was soon superseded by a new line further north, rising steeply towards a winding engine near Strelley Mill, which is shown on the Edge estate plan of 1840. The new section left the original line west of Spring Wood and joined it again beyond Chilwell Dam, just short of the newly sunk Broxtowe pit shafts. (4)
Grid ref for Swingate (NW ) end.
See M2553 and M2237 for connecting routes, M5778 for haulage engine.

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

Other Refs: IA4 75/5

<2> OS, 1915, 1:2500, County Series 1915 (Map). SNT1024.

Other Refs: 37/12

<3> EMG eds, 1969, East Midlands Geographer: part 7 , No 31, p 429 (Serial). SNT1794.

<4> Stevenson P, 1969, Journal of Railway and Canal Historical Society, p 47 (Article in serial). SNT1830.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1915. 1:2500, County Series 1915.
  • <3> Serial: EMG eds. 1969. East Midlands Geographer: part 7 , No 31. 4. p 429.
  • <4> Article in serial: Stevenson P. 1969. Journal of Railway and Canal Historical Society. Tramways and Railways in the Nottingham Coalfield. 15. p 47.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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