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Monument record MDR13827 - The Hurst Quarry, Mansfield Road, Tibshelf

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Full Description

The Hurst Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. In a small wood alongside the M1. Sandstone below the Clay Cross Soft Coal, above the Deep Soft Coal. (1) This disused sandstone quarry, although partially infilled with rubbish, has one good face exposed which shows well developed crossbedding. Within the sandstone are bands and concentrations of ironstone. The sandstone is Carboniferous in age (Westphalian) and lies above the Deep Soft Coal. (2) A Quarry is shown situated about The Hurst on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey Map of c. 1880. (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 152, Quarry Number Q139.
  • <2> Unpublished document: K Hanks. 1995. RIGS Proposal: Quarry North of the Hurst. RIGS Number 31.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 4513 6185 (66m by 135m)

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2013 4:14PM

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