SCRCA Primary Reference: Review of 1911 Midland Railway Landplans for Dentdale Snow Screens

Submitted by mark.harvey / Sun, 18/02/2018 - 14:28
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On sheets 23 to 25, a pair of broadly parallel "snow screens" (snow fences) are depicted as lying to the east of a series of railway cuttings.

Location 251850

  • Sheet 23 includes the following text associated with the snow screens between Dent Head Signal Box and Arten Gill Viaduct:

"Earl Bective 8751 10353 Lease of right for snow screens expired Sept. 29th 1900. (A to B)"

"Lady Henry Bentink 13436 Lease of right for snow screens expires Sept. 29th 1914. (C to D)"

  • Sheet 24 includes the following printed text associated with the same section of snow screens:

"Earl Bective 10353 Lease of right for snow screens expired Sept. 29th 1900. (A to B)"

"Lady Henry Bentink 13436 Lease of right for snow screens expires Sept. 29th 1914. (C to D)"

  • Sheet 24 includes the following handwritten text beside the printed text quoted above:

    "Renewal 12th July 1915 for 15 years to 1930. Renewal again proposed for 1932 for 15 years."

Location 253030

  • Sheet 25 includes the following text associated with the snow screens between Bridge 90 and Bridge 96 (the Coal Road):

"The Earl of Bective 11003 Lease of right for snow screens expired Sept. 29th 1902. (A to B)"

"Lady Henry Bentink 13436 Lease of right for snow screens expires Sept. 29th 1914. (B to A)"

  • Sheet 25 also includes the following text associated with the snow screens adjacent to Dent station:

"Mary Jane Sedgwick 5887 11074 Lease of right for snow screens expired March 1903."

"Rev'd Richard Sedgwick 12552 Lease of right for snow screens expires March 1915."

Location 253560

On sheet 26, a pair of broadly parallel "snow screens" (snow fences) are depicted as lying to the east of the railway cutting between Bridge 96 (the Coal Road) and the south portal of Rise Hill Tunnel. The following text is associated with these snow screens:

"Simon Harker Lease of right for snow screens

10350 expired Sept. 29th 1900

11008 expired Sept. 29th 1902"

"Rev'd Robert Pickering 11012 Lease of right for snow screens expired Sept. 29th 1900."

Acknowledgements

This information was transcribed by Mark R. Harvey from a set of Midland Railway Company land plans dated 1911, which were kindly donated to the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line archive by Tony Freschini, the Resident Engineer for the Ribblehead Viaduct repairs during the late 1980s / early 1990s. The land plans were digitised for SCRCA Project use (by means of photography) during March 2012 by Mark R. Harvey, with the kind permission and assistance of Nigel J. Mussett (who was FoSCL's Archivist at the time).