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Monument record MDR11083 - Ambervale (formerly Amberlane) Quarry, Slack (disused)

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Full Description

Quarrying and Lead Mining Remains, Overton. The lane from Slack Hill to Overton is surrounded by disturbed ground resulting from gritstone quarrying (Ambervale, Duttons and Bradley Tor Quarries) and lead mining activity (Cocking Tor). (1) Amberlane Quarry on 1st ed, OS 25"; Ambervale on 2nd and 3rd eds. (2) Ambervale Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. When the report was written c. 1996 only a small exposure was visible. A bit of thin splitting rock and some shale. The Quarry is on the Chatsworth Grit series. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 25.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 27, Quarry Number Q2.



Grid reference Centred SK 33347 62918 (272m by 124m)

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Record last edited

Feb 27 2013 10:40AM

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