Monument record MDR10992 - Dove Holes Quarry 1 (site of), Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (1)
- LIMESTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1798 AD? to 1847 AD)
- None recorded
Northernmost of the Dove Holes group of quarries. Single limestone quarry face at Peak Forest Tramway trackbed level, working west, south, and southeast. Grassed bank at south extremity, then possible dumped infill to south east. Bisected by drystone wall of crude limestone rubble, now ruinous at the north end, running north-west to south-east midway across the floor. Grassed mounds of spoil dumping by western faces and parallel to Peak Forest Tramway. No evidence of limekiln. Presumably worked from the commencement of the Peak Forest Tramway's extension from Loads Knowl Quarry in 1798, and disused by 1847. (1)
- <1> SDR19632 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 102.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 07910 78755 (53m by 101m)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jul 23 2013 4:41PM