Monument record MDR3525 - Chert quarry, Holme Bank, Hassop

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Mid 20th Century - 1765 AD to 1965 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large open quarry with a rock face exposed around all sides and an access trackway to the east. It was developed in 1947 as a chert opencast but was not successful, as the chert beds here were found to be of poor quality. The quarry has recently been partly backfilled and is now 3-5m deep. There are three concrete plinths for cranes in the north-east corner. When surveyed in April 1999 there were three openings in the east face of the quarry where the Holme Bank Chert Mine underground workings (SMR 839) have been intersected. Two of these entrances were later blocked, with locked cavers' doors incorporated in the blocking; the third entrance has been buried. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0151. 0151.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J and H Taylor (PDNPA). 2000. The Chatsworth Estate Historic Landscape Survey, Chatsworth Inbye Land: Archaeological Survey 1999-2000. pp 150-151, Feature 41.19.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 213 693 (82m by 153m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish HASSOP, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish BAKEWELL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3857

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Record last edited

Nov 13 2017 12:43PM

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