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Monument record MDR13838 - Hayfield Quarry, Valley Road, Hayfield

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Hayfield Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. A number of large sandstone quarries along the lower valley slopes. Some supplied the construction of Kinder Reservoir in 1908 (linked by railway to the site) but were also worked before and after for general markets. Main operations were on the south side of the valley which had a large face 160foot long, last worked in the 1960's, possibly even the 1970's. Lower leaf of the Kinderscout Grit. (1) A series of quarries are shown situated either side of Kinder Road on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows the workings on the south side of the road had been greatly expanded. (3)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 179, Quarry Number Q170.



Grid reference Centred SK 0429 8668 (454m by 326m) (3 map features)

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Record last edited

Oct 3 2022 4:40PM

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