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Monument record MDR13570 - Matlockmoor Quarry, Sandy Lane Quarry, Matlock Town

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Undertakings on Matlock Moor produced a buff or cream stone from the Ashover Grit Series. (1) Matlock Moor Quarry was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennines region. Heavily overgrown. Nothing to be seen. All tips. Quarry is reported to be owned by the Forestry Commission. Chatsworth Grit. (2) Matlockmoor Quarry is shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of circa 1880. (3) By the 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of the early 20th century Matlockmoor Quarry is shown as disused. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 17.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 112, Quarry Number Q93.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3077 6162 (236m by 238m)

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2018 2:32PM

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