SK3454 : Hodder Close

taken 10 years ago, near to Crich, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hodder Close
Hodder Close
Modern housing development below Crich Church. Planning regulations have required these houses to use local stone to retain the visual qualities of the area.
The road takes its name from one of the steam locomotives which ran on the railway up to Crich Quarry. The line of the railway is still visible to the rear of the houses on the right. There aren't many roads which are named after locomotives at all, but mainly they will be famous main line ones. I wonder if there are any others which are named after locomotives as mundane as this pair of narrow-gauge industrial ones?
Hodder itself was so named by the quarry company because it had previously worked as a contractor's locomotive on the Stocks Reservoir project in the Hodder Valley above Slaidburn.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 347 544 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.1901N 1:28.9664W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 347 545
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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