White Edge Moor Quarry was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. The workings are a series of shallow excavations with fissile rock very close to the surface. Whole area worked is about 1 hectare. Possibly further workings on the west of the road on the steep slope. Extensive workings and tips up to 7-9m deep. Generally good flaggy material on tips. It is possible that most of the outcrop is worked out but might possibly be extendible eastwards. Recent reworking of tips on a hand scale. Farey refers to "Nether Padley NE, (S of the Robin Hood)" - presumably Robin Hood's Well. Rough Rock. (1)
The 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 shows a Quarry on the edge of White Edge Moor. (2)
Modern maps show the quarry as disused. (3)
Small quarries for wall stone. Incsrciption identified that reads 'DT 1876.' (4)
Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 87, Quarry Number Q66.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.
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GRINDLEFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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