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Monument record MDR13795 - White Edge Moor Quarry, Nether Padley

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Full Description

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)

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 87, Quarry Number Q66.
  • <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.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference Centred SK 2615 7856 (238m by 253m)

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2014 9:24AM

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