Bamford Moor Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. It contains two sites, one a small and overgrown quarry, the other a medium to large scale quarry with faces up to 14m and about 4 hectares. They are on the Kinderscout Grit with some thin beds containing thin flaggy leaves possibly suitable for stone slates, but mostly massive and coarse including small pebbles. There are some irony sand balls. (1)
A Quarry, with crane and a smaller Old Quarry are shown above Bole Hill on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2)
Modern maps show the larger quarry as disused and there is no evidence of the smaller quarry. (3)
Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 171, Quarry Number Q161.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series. 28/02/2013.
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Centred SK 2154 8420 (71m by 254m)
BAMFORD, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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