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Monument record MDR13828 - Swineshaw Quarry, Woodhead Road, Charlesworth

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Swineshaw Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. A medium sized quarry around 15-17m deep. Scattered blocks of Kinderscout Grit stone including some large carved 'ecclesiastical blocks, column tops etc. - not clear if this material came from the site, was brought in or was simply stored here. (1) A Quarry is shown situated above Swineshaw Reservoir on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900, no evidence of the quarry on the 1st edition map. (2) Modern maps show the 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 153, Quarry Number Q140.
  • <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 0461 9586 (131m by 135m)

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2017 12:42PM

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