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Monument record MDR13821 - Stonebrake Quarries, Woodhead Road, Tintwistle

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Full Description

Stonebrake Quarries were included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Area of about 2 hectares of small shallow workings scattered over the moorside. About 1m thickness of slatey rock with massive below. Not a well developed area, looks like exploratory workings. No thin slate in the tips. (1) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows Stonebrake Quarries north-east of Tintwistle, the 1st edition Ordnance Survey maps do not cover this area. (2) Modern maps show Stonebrake 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. Quarry Number Q105.
  • <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.


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Record last edited

Nov 22 2017 4:51PM

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