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Monument record MDR4812 - Morley Moor Quarries, Brackley Gate, Morley

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Gritstone quarry making holystones (for scrubbing decks of ships), circular grindstones and scythestones. The production of holystones ceased around the Boer War, and grindstones were made until c.1914. (1) The grid reference in source (1) seems incorrect; the reference was corrected using the 1974 OS Map. (2) Most operational during and before the Boer War. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Cranstone D 11.2.1987 pers comm.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2005. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: Gazetteer of Sites, Part II, Borough of Erewash (second edition). p. 34.



Grid reference Centred SK 386 425 (374m by 197m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 11:26AM

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