Monument record MDR14144 - Alton Quarry, Press Lane, Alton
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Alton Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. The site is a couple of small overgrown quarries on either side of the road with some flaggy and some massive material. The height of the section could not be determined. The geology is sandstone (3 thin bands) between Alton and Forty Yards Coal, a little below the Wingfield Flags. (1) There is a quarry and an old quarry on either side of a road near Alton shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880, presumably the site of Alton Quarry included in the South Pennine slate survey. (2) Modern maps show some earthworks are still extant, part of the site is now a cottage garden. (3)
- <1> SDR21454 Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 133, Quarry Number Q 119.
- <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. viewed 21/02/2014.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3728 6435 (53m by 59m)|
|Civil Parish||WINGERWORTH, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Feb 21 2017 10:09AM