SK3454 : Dowie Way

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

Dowie Way
Dowie Way
Looking up to Cromford Road.
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?
Dowie was the nickname of the wife of the general manager of the Clay Cross Company (which owned the quarry) at the time the locomotive was purchased.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Village, Rural settlement 
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Building Material (from Tags)
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 348 545 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2384N 1:28.9121W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 347 545
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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