Photographic records of Little Eaton Gangway, Derbyshire, c. 1900

Scope and Content

The original photographs made of the Little Eaton Gangway c. 1900 are represented in thiscollection in modern copy prints. They show various aspects of the tramway, which ran from LittleEaton to Denby, Derbyshire. The prints depict horses dragging coal wagons; men leading the horses ormaintaining the tramway; the iron plate tracks; and distant views of buildings, the canal and thecountryside that the tramway passed through. Most of these photographs appear in David Ripley's book'The Little Eaton Gangway and Derby Canal' (Oxford: The Oakwood Press, 1993).

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the photographer of the items in this collection has not been identified.

Little Eaton Gangway was a horse-drawn tramway used for the carriage of coal and ironstone overfour miles from Smithy Houses at Denby, Derbyshire to Little Eaton wharf, Derbyshire on the Derbycanal. The tramway opened on May 1795 and was last used in July 1908.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in December 1969.


  • David Ripley, 'The Little Eaton Gangway and Derby Canal' (Oxford: The Oakwood Press,1993)