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Monument record MDR13793 - Whitfield Quarry, Cliffe Road, Whitfield, Glossop

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> 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.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 0381 9322 (377m by 275m)

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2015 2:53PM

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