Monument record MDR13831 - Slatepit Plantation Quarry, Slatepit Lane, Freebirch, Old Brampton
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1880 AD)
- None recorded
Slatepit Plantation Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Very shallow old workings in scrubby land. No faces visible. Very flaggy walls in general area. Large flags on the roof of Freebirch Farm - some more than 1m. This may be "Grange Bar" listed by Farey in 1811. Workings do appear to be old. Top of the Wingfield Flags main bed. (1) A small quarry is shown situated in Slatepit Plantation on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps do not show any evidence of workings in this area. (3)
- <1> SDR21454 Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 164, Quarry Number Q153.
- <2> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <3> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3062 7348 (26m by 22m)|
|Civil Parish||BARLOW, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 14 2013 11:28AM