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Monument record MDR13842 - Bretton Quarry, Bretton Moor, Bretton

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Bretton Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. Several old workings along the road near the Public House. They are now all filled in or overgrown. Slatey material in walls. Shale Grit. (1) Two Old Quarries are shown situated at Bretton on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) A measured survey in 2000 idenfied areas of extraction, spoil tips and trackways associated with the workings. (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 184, Quarry Number Q175.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Badcock, A (ARCUS). 2000. Archaeological Survey of Land on Bretton Moor, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 2021 7796 (253m by 131m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4915

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 5:17PM

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