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Monument record MDR13829 - Blackshaw Clough Quarry, near Swineshaw Reservoir, Bute Street, Charlesworth

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Full Description

Blackshaw Clough Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Relatively small quarry with steep face - worked into steep hillside. Scatter of similar quarries along the clough mainly containing blocky material. Towards the top of the lower leaf of the Kinderscout Grit. Thinly bedded sandstones but close jointing at right angles causes most of material to break up into small rather blocky fragments. Not easy to ascertain what useable product was being worked here. (1) A series of quarries are shown situated along Blackshaw Clough on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps do not show any surviving earthworks but do label disused quarries in this area. (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 160, Quarry Number Q149.
  • <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 0498 9599 (368m by 262m)

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2017 12:42PM

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