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Monument record MDR13584 - Wet Withens Quarry, Eyam Moor, Leam, Eyam

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Wet Withens Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. A scatter of old shallow workings around 2-3m deep and tips of flaggy material over around 203 hectares. Partly covered in heather and whinberry. Very few outcrops. Listed by Farey as Wet Wivens. Narrow thin outcrop of a detached lower leaf of the Kinderscout Grit. (1) An Old Quarry is shown on Eyam Moor on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 46, Quarry Number Q20.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 2250 7926 (94m by 98m)

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 3:48PM

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