Wheeldon Lane originally ran from Low Pavement, down to and across the River Hipper and then up the opposite hillside to the the point where the Brampton Incline entered Boythorpe Colliery. The new Park Road was built from New Square to Queen’s Park and alongside the Park (where it replaced Wheeldon Lane) before it petered out into the original Wheeldon Lane. The three fields to the south of Queen’s Park, later became Queen’s Park Annexe, and a footpath runs from the trees, marking the edge of the fields, straight ahead to a foot-bridge over the incline; presumably it would have originally continued across to Derby Road before the works were built.
By the time of the 1914 OS map, the Annexe is in place; Park Road has been extended to the new Summerfield Road, where the first houses have been built, but the footpath which led to the foot-bridge has gone, as have the tracks of the incline, with the exception of the sidings at the bottom; Boythorpe Colliery is marked as disused and most of the buildings have gone.
If anyone is interested in Boythorpe Colliery look at http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Doe- ... Update.pdf
Boythorpe Colliery is on p43.
By about 1937 Summerfield Road has been extended to meet Baden Powell Road and the footbridge across the incline would have been about that junction. If you look carefully you can see the gap in the embankment where the bottom end of the incline and presumably the sidings went under the LDECR.
I think I confused Scotty by referring to the Brampton Incline when I meant the Boythorpe Incline; the post of the overlay for the incline that he did was actually on Chesterfield once had three railway stations.http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh4 ... b82b90.jpg