Aqueduct cottage was home to a lengthsman and his family. Before Peter Nightingale was given permission to build his branch of the canal, he had to agree to separate the Leawood Cut from Cromford Canal with a lock. It was the lengthsman’s job to operate the lock, as well as maintain his section of the canal. [Read more…] about Ackerdock Cottage
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At Hopton Top stands the Engineman’s Cottage adjacent to the site of the original stationary engine house. The Cottage was used by employees of the railway until the final closure of the line in 1963. The full impressive size of the wind turbines can also be appreciated from here.