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Man-made heritage

Pillbox, Horton Parish

A wartime pillbox disguised as a cottage, now a derelict building.

Priest's House, Alton

Now a private dwelling.

A listed former schoolmaster's house, dated to the 17th century, although remodelled and extended in the mid 19th century by Pugin. The house is of ashlar construction with herringbone tooling and has a plain tile roof. The listing includes the attached garden walls and gate piers).




Railway Tunnel, Oakamoor

Former railway tunnel on the Uttoxter to Macclesfield line, via Leek, known as Churnet Valley Line. Closed in 1963.

Ramblers Retreat

Now a popular tea room, this building was formerly the Alton Towers Estate Lodge.

Redmorlea Farm Milepost

A cast iron milepost dated 1834, with inscribed panels giving the distances to Leek, Ashbourne and London.

Ridge and Furrow, Rea Cliffe, Horton

Mediaeval ploughing system, with very slight indentations visible on the ground.

Rock Well, Alton

We used this picture in our Facebook Friday photo challenge and as Richard Moss said, "Even though everyone now knows where it is. I bet they still can't find it !!! It's well hidden."

It is a listed early 19th century well. The shaft is now filled in.


Roman Road at Tittesworth

Roman Road occupied by modern road. A section of Roman Road between Colshaw and Upper Tittesworth, which would have formed part of the route between the Roman settlements/ forts of Buxton (Aqvae Arnevmrtiae) and Penkridge (Pennocrvivm).

Rudyard Lake, Horton Parish

Canal top-up reservoir built in 1798.

Rudyard Pillbox

Wartime hexagonal pillbox is now a derelict building overlooking the canal feeder.