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Monument record MDR13825 - Wrang Plantation Quarry, Shire Lane, Sutton Scarsdale, Sutton Cum Duckmanton

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Full Description

Wrang Plantation Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Fairly extensive old quarry (workings and dumps) around 7-10m deep in places. Heavily overgrown by old trees (mainly rotting elms). One of a number of sandstone lenses between the High Hazes Coal above and the Top Hard Coal below. Only one face visible. This shows much clay, some coal, flaggy near the top but not apparently particularly robust. (1) An Old Quarry is shown in Wrang Plantation on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps only show one small earthwork. (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 148, Quarry Number Q134.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 4399 6819 (122m by 91m)

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2017 11:23AM

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