Monument record MDR13837 - Hallowes Quarries, Hilltop Road, Dronfield
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1880 AD)
- None recorded
Hallowes Quarries were included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Not visited. 1" and 25" 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows a number of sandstone quarries in this area. There is a scatter of other former quarries on the same outcrop. Referred to by Farey in 1811 as Dronfield (s), Hallows. All in the middle or lower half of an extensive outcrop of the Silkstone Rock. (1) There are two quarries situated at Highfield-house Farm on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps show extant earthworks exist for the more northern quarry, neither quarry is labelled. (3)
- <1> SDR21454 Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 175, Quarry Number Q165.
- <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 3579 7692 (55m by 131m)|
|Civil Parish||DRONFIELD, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 14 2013 2:24PM