The Weighbridge Office was built sometime between 1878 and 1898. It is a small single roomed building, built in a cutting out of the bank, it has a tall chimney which is visible from a distance. Built from random coarse gritstone with a blue Welsh tiled roof and brick chimney. The building is aligned parallel to what was the railway track and faces the canal. It is understood that the actual weighbridge was immediately in front of the building. It is interesting to note that the steps at the side of the building leading up to the paddock at the rear were constructed using old Cromford & High Peak Railway sleeper blocks. The weighbridge was a later addition to High Peak Junction but was an important component of the goods operation when the connection to the mainline had been made.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
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