Edge Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. There has been a large working here along a substantial length of the scarp. There is a well built track right along to the easternmost working (the one shown on the map). The highest west workings appear to be massive only. The eastern quarries are completely covered over and what little rock there is showing doesn't look slatey. There are three holes around a bluff and another smaller one below. Below the west exposures there is a poorer track above what appears to be tips but they are completely overgrown. The geology is Lower Ashover Grit. (1)
Edge Quarry is shown as disused on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 38, Quarry Number Q12.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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Centred SK 2307 6848 (69m by 37m)
BAKEWELL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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