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Monument record MDR13831 - Slatepit Plantation Quarry, Slatepit Lane, Freebirch, Old Brampton

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Full Description

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)

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 164, Quarry Number Q153.
  • <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 3062 7348 (26m by 22m)

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 11:28AM

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