Monument record MDR13817 - Bentley Brook Quarries, Foxholes Lane, Lumsdale, Matlock Town
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Victorian - 1880 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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)
- <1> SDR21454 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> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <3> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3160 6121 (291m by 271m)|
|Civil Parish||MATLOCK TOWN, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Apr 14 2020 2:44PM