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Monument record MDR13819 - Holybank Quarry, Woodhead Road, Cockerhill, Tintwistle

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Full Description

Holybank Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Large quarry in the Kinderscout Grit, dip 30 degrees west. Thin material at top - massive below. Break of bedding 1/2 to 2/3 above the base of the quarry. 12 to 16m tall exposure. Slate about 2m thick. Topography follows the dip - rising eastwards. Unusually thin slates in the village. (1) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows Holybank Quarry off Woodhead Road, the 1st edition Ordnance Survey maps do not cover this area. (2) Modern maps show Holybank Quarry 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 122, Quarry Number Q104.
  • <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 0268 9754 (187m by 197m)

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Record last edited

Nov 22 2017 4:51PM

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