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Monument record MDR13836 - Corbar Woods Quarry, Corbar Road, Buxton

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Full Description

Corbar Wood Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Old workings extending about 0.5km just above the houses in Corbar Road, Buxton. An important source of stone for Buxton until about 1900. Corbar Grit. Buxton geology memoir refers to a "variable complex of up to four leaves of sandstone over a total thickness of 200m. (Turbidite) Commonly flaggy with siltstone and mudstone partings. The old quarry at Corbar Hill SK 0497 7405 Beds are 20.28m thick. (1) There is a Quarry situated behind Corbar Villas on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps show extant earthworks but do not label the quarry. (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 174, Quarry Number Q164.
  • <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 0552 7437 (106m by 119m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 10:55AM

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