Farley Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Extensive heavily overgrown tips with few quarry faces up to 15m tall. Accounts from c. 1900 indicate that this was an important source of building stone in the development of the hydros in Victorian Matlock. No potential as a stone slate quarry on evidence of exposures. Lower half of the Chatsworth Grit. The higher beds are thick planar bedded. Below this are variously massive beds with crossbedding or in the west weathered out crossbedded sets. In the tips there are some large flags but they are too thick for roofing and have ripple bedded surfaces. (1)
Farley Quarry is shown on Farley Moor on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900. There is no evidence of a quarry on the 1st edition. (2)
Modern maps do not label the quarry but show existing earthworks. (3)
Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 127, Quarry Number Q110.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
Find a placename, postcode or grid reference
The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Centred SK 2962 6275 (287m by 242m)
DARLEY DALE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (0)
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Feb 12 2018 2:32PM
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.