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Monument record MDR13602 - Peakley Hill Quarries, Cowley, Homesfield

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Full Description

Peakley Hill Quarries were included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. Two quarries, the northerly most one is a small quarry in flaggy/ blocky iron stained sandstone. Not very convincing, too sandy. The southerly most quarry is a group of two quarries north and south of the road. Large flaggy sheets at the top, most of the sequence in the south is more massive. Section is about 12-15m. Both quarries are in Silkstone Rock. (1) An Old Quarry is shown north of Peakley Hill, and a Quarry is shown at Far Common on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps shown the earthworks but do not label the quarries. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 72, Quarry Number Q47.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series. 05/03/2013.



Grid reference Centred SK 3343 7642 (266m by 426m)

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2013 3:19PM

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