A restored steam engine house built in 1829 by the Butterly Company to haul wagons up the Middleton incline. Using the power of steam it raised and lowered wagons on the Middleton Incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

The hill was a 1 in 8, and carried passengers as well as local stone. It finally closing when a runaway carriage killed a passenger.

I like the architecture of this building sat on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere.


house, architecture, top, engine, steam, middleton, wirksworth

I enjoy taking photos, and writing. I live at the southern tip of the foothills of the Peak District (think Derby, central England). I had a Nikon D80 with various lenses (now a Sony NEX5N, a dog who tries hard to get into every photo and two lovely daughters :)

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  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsalmost 6 years ago

    great framing

  • Thanks InnerNortherns! Quite why you chose this photo to comment on I don’t know – but I appreciate you doing so.

    – Mark Bateman

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