SCRCA structure 247320: Ribblehead Railway Construction Camp: Ashwell's Yard

SCRCA Location Introduction

The site of Mr Ashwell's Yard is shown on a land plan submitted to parliament by the Midland Railway Company in 1875 as part of a request for authorisation to purchase additional land to facilitate the construction of what is now known as Ribblehead Station.

The buildings and tramway sidings associated with Mr Ashwell's Yard are clearly marked towards the bottom right hand side of the land plan (see extract in the image gallery below). The yard occupied the area beneath and either side of what is now the station access road, close to its junction with the B6255 Ingleton to Hawes road - i.e. the area shown in the large image below (see also the annotated version in the image gallery).

Site of Ashwell's Yard: Context from southeast with Ribblehead viaduct beyond

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Archaeological Site
Location Variant
Archaeologal Site - Other
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
2: MR construction phase (1869 to 31st Dec 1876)
Distance from London St.Pancras
247 miles (chains not estimated)
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
The structure or site is not currently protected
Geographic Location
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List Entry Extract(s)

The information quoted below has been extracted from the relevant List Entries in 'The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) (

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List Entry Number (LEN) List Entry District List Entry Name
1015726 Craven Ribblehead railway construction camp and prehistoric field system

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