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Monument record MDR13593 - Press Quarry, Alton, Near Tupton

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Full Description

Press Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. Medium scale quarry long abandoned and now with mature trees. Faces up to 8m with some flaggy material. Geology is Wingfield Flags - here relatively thin but flaggy. (1) An Old Quarry is shown near Press 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 61, Quarry Number Q35.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3714 6517 (121m by 148m)

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Record last edited

Feb 21 2017 10:09AM

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