Monument record MDR13602 - Peakley Hill Quarries, Cowley, Homesfield
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Edwardian - 1800 AD to 1910 AD)
- None recorded
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)
- <1> SDR21454 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> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <3> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series. 05/03/2013.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3343 7642 (266m by 426m)|
|Civil Parish||BARLOW, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Mar 5 2013 3:19PM