(Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1920 AD)
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Whitfield Quarry was included in a report of a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the region. There are three adjacent small quarries and another nearby at SK 037 931. The first three are c3-7m deep and overgrown and part filled in. Bounding walls are of very flaggy material. The fourth has a higher face - modified recently to accommodate new housing. This area was one of very few in the Glossop area which was outside the Norfolk Estate - this may have been a factor in opening up the site. Referred to by Farey as Whitfield in Glossop. The 1887 Geol Memior states p47 south-east of Whitfield - closely grained sandstone "yielding a beautiful building stone in parts" - "very micaceous splitting into excellent flags." (1)
There is a series of Quarries and Old Quarries situated near Fieldhead shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 also shown is a Quarry off Hague Street, Whitfield complete with a sand mill. (2)
The 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map shows a miniature rifle range situated in the southern most quarry. (3)
Modern maps show a few earthworks from the northern most quarry exist, the separate quarry off Hague Street has been used for a housing development. (4)
Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 82, Quarry number Q59.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
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Centred SK 0381 9322 (377m by 275m)
GLOSSOP, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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Mar 17 2015 2:53PM
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