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Monument record MDR3810 - Quarry Steam crane, Wattscliff Plantation, Elton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C152; 18/1/1982.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0871.
  • <3> 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)

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2007 10:57AM

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