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Monument record MDR10993 - Dove Holes Quarry 2 (site of), Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1798 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1795 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Single limestone quarry face at same level as Peak Forest Tramway, merging via isolated upstand with Quarry 1 to the north. South part quarried to full depth displaying massive four metre thick bed of limestone. Terminated by tall outcropping remnant Quarry 3 to south. No evidence of limekiln. Latterly used for spoil dumping from other quarries. Remnant concrete plinths and section of broken cast iron pipe for liquid transfer located atop lower tie; purpose unknown. Second most northerly of the limestone quarries in Dove Holes Dale, presumably worked from the commencement of the Peak Forest Tramway's extension from Loads Knowl quarry in 1796. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 103.



Grid reference Centred SK 07948 78713 (37m by 70m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2263

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Record last edited

Jul 23 2013 4:41PM

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