SCRCA Location Variant: Archaeologal Site - Tramway

For the purposes of the SCRCA Project, the term 'tramway' refers to the archaeological remains of the narrow-gauge light railways that were constructed specifically to transport materials, equipment and, to a lesser extent, people during the period when the Settle Junction to Petteril Junction section of the Settle-Carlisle Railway was being constructed (i.e. 1869 to 1876). The rails, sleepers, etc. were lifted and removed shortly after construction work ceased and all that remains of these tramways are traces of the track bed and related earthworks. In some places, the track bed and earthworks are still clearly visible on the ground and / or from the air.


The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location variant. Locations are only displayed here if the site or structure has been assessed and if a default image is available. The locations are grouped by 'type' (where appropriate), then sorted by Location ID.

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