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Monument record MDR14155 - Dane Head Quarries, Axe Edge Moor, Hartington Upper Quarter

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Dane Head Quarry was included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. This may be Farey's Wincle Chapel (Dane Head and Blackclough) although he may have included Dane Bower and Reeve Edge within this reference in 1811. Wincle chapel is 8km south west along the Dane Valley. Dane Head Quarry is two small depressions, one with thickly cleaved sandstone outcrops. The geology is near the base of the Rough Rock. (1) There are Quarries and an Old Quarry situated either side a road crossing Axe Edge Moor shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) The 3rd edition shows all the quarries in this area as 'Old'. (3) Modern maps show there are still some extant earthworks. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 43, Quarry Number Q 17.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 0266 7029 (98m by 187m)

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Record last edited

Jul 9 2015 9:42AM

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