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Monument record MDR13797 - Moorfield Quarry, Kidd Road, Moorfield

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Full Description

Moorfield Quarry was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Three small quarries with very coarse pebbly rock and nothing flaggy or slatey. Nothing thin in the walls. Below there is a finer grained but massive rock. Slate no roofs in much finer grained. (1) There are two quarries shown off Kidd Road, Moorfield on the 1st edition 25" ordnance survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps show the quarries as disused. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 91, Quarry Number Q71.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SK 0417 9268 (181m by 57m)

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Record last edited

Jun 6 2013 11:44AM

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