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Monument record MDR13817 - Bentley Brook Quarries, Foxholes Lane, Lumsdale, Matlock Town

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Full Description

Bentleybrook Quarries were included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennines region. Group of three quarries in the Chatsworth Grit. One quarry was working (part time). Three phase electricity at top of hill, but not supplied to site? Working face approximately 300m long and 10m high. No fissile beds visible. The other two quarries were disused, both had 1.5m thick fissile beds at top. One had a working face around 10m tall by 15m wide, the other had a working face 12m tall by 30m wide. (1) Bentleybrook Quarries are shown off Chesterfield Road on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900. (2) Modern maps show Bentleybrook 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 115, Quarry Number Q96.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 3160 6121 (291m by 271m)

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Record last edited

Apr 14 2020 2:44PM

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