The project has been closed down and the project team has been disbanded..  

Any queries can be sent to mail@butterleygangroad.co.uk and a member of the project team will endeavour to provide a response.

A comprehensive project archive has been produced and deposited in the Derbyshire Record Office at Matlock. The full list of the contents of the archive together with a subset of the documents and photographs and an index are available to view below.

A small exhibition of maps and photographs has also been placed in the Black Swan public house in Crich.

Project Archive Files and Indexes                                                         Videos                                                  

Archive Contents and Index                                                                                   Butterley Gangroad Transition - Plateway to Railway Amber Wharf Development 1805 - 2015

Benjamin Outram Plateway Gauges

Butterley Company Land Acquisitions and Leases

Butterley Gangroad Chronology

Butterley Gangroad Infrastructure Maps

Butterley Gangroad Locomotives, Wagons and Track

Butterley Gangroad Walk Leaflet  

Butterley Limestone/Lime Works - Management & Labour

Butterley Limestone/Lime Works - Output & Profitability                       

DAS Paper – The Butterley Gangroad  

Derbyshire Record Office  Document Summary                                                         

Edward Banks and the Butterley Gangroad

Fritchley Tunnel Study

Gauge Analysis                                                                                                                        

Summary of lease of quarry to Edward Banks

Summary of contract to excavate Hilts and Warner quarries

William Brunton’s Locomotive

Photograph Galleries

Gangroad Route Today

Historic Photographs

Project Team Fieldwork


A small collection of paintings by Herbert Key, a former Crich resident, have been photographed by the project team with the permission of his brother, Brian Key.

See Butterley Gangroad paintings.

A book - The Butterley Gangroad - has been published by the project and comprises 354 pages of collected research material, documents and illustrations from the project.

A number of copies of the publication have been distributed to the Derbyshire Record Office, the local studies libraries at Matlock and Derby and a selected number of libraries and schools in the local Derbyshire area.

The book is also available to preview and purchase from the publishers - Blurb - at a cost of around £25 plus VAT and delivery.

Click here to be directed to the Blurb website.