Monument record MDR14163 - Woodhead Pass Quarries, Woodhead Road, Tintwistle
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Mid 20th Century - 1800 AD to 1950 AD)
- None recorded
Woodhead Pass Quarries were included in a study into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennine region. These are a series of quarries alongside the road, appearing to be borrow pits for road and/or dam construction. There was no sign of any slatey rock when visited. The geology is Kinderscout Grit lower. (1) There is a series of quarries along Woodhead Road shown on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900. (2) Modern maps show there are still some extant earthworks. (3)
- <1> SDR21454 Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 125, Quarry Number Q 108.
- <2> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <3> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series. accessed 25/02/2014.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 0601 9895 (5183m by 2042m)|
|Civil Parish||TINTWISTLE, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Nov 22 2017 4:51PM