Monument record MDR3810 - Quarry Steam crane, Wattscliff Plantation, Elton
Type and Period (2)
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SK 221621 Watts Cliffe Quarry. The crane is a steam driven tripod crane in a small gritstone quarry. Some stone cutting and planing machinery remain in a corrugated iron shed. (1). Steam quarry crane at Wattscliff Gritstone quarry, scotch derrick type with short jib, used to handle gritstone blocks in a quarry. The sole remaining crane of this type in this area, and possibly in Britain. (2). The first record of the quarry occurs on the 3rd edition Ordnance Survey map and it was therefore built in the early 20th century. (3).
- <1> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C152; 18/1/1982.
- <2> SDR10000 Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0871.
- <3> SDR18867 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
|Grid reference||Centred SK 222 621 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||ELTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Sep 14 2007 10:57AM