Monument record MDR13840 - Eccles Fold Quarry, Eccles Fold, Buxworth
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1880 AD)
- None recorded
Eccles Fold Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. A series of quarries of varying size running around the slope of the hill above Crist. Not explored in detail but there is plenty of thin material in the walls. Chatsworth Grit. (1) The 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 shows a series of depressions near Higher Portobello. (2) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 labels the depressions as Old Quarries. (3) Modern maps do not show any evidence of these quarries. (4)
- <1> SDR21454 Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 181, Quarry Number Q172.
- <2> SDR18780 Unpublished document: Phoenix Consulting. 2001. Phoenix: Arch. Contrib. To Environmental Statement - Mercaston Quarry. PC/171B.
- <3> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <4> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 0311 8147 (350m by 246m)|
|Civil Parish||CHINLEY, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 18 2013 10:13AM