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Monument record MDR5102 - Cocking Tor Quarry, Cocking Tor, Ashover

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Full Description

Cocking Tor Quarry, at SK 342616, is a former gritstone quarry making millstones and pulping stones. (1-2) Quarrying and Lead Mining Remains, Overton. The lane from Slack Hill to Overton is surrounded by disturbed ground resulting from gritstone quarrying (Ambervale, Duttons and Bradley Tor Quarries) and lead mining activity (Cocking Tor). (3) Quarry shown on 1st, 2nd, 3rd eds OS 25" occupying eastern part of area mapped. Expansion into the western part of the mapped area is shown in 20th century, and the quarry is labelled as disused on current (2007) mapping. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: Tucker, D. 1985. 'Millstone making in the Peak District of Derbyshire: The quarries & the technology', Industrial Archaeology Review. Vol 8, pp 42-58.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: 1967. The Geology of the Country Around Chester, Matlock & Mansfield, Memoirs of the Geol. Survey of GB.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 25.
  • <4> Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 342 616 (218m by 195m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

May 27 2015 3:46PM

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