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Monument record MDR5115 - Lumsdale quarry, Foxholes Lane, Lumsdale, Matlock Town

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Lumsdale Quarry is a former gritstone quarry that produced millstones in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (1) Lumsdale Quarry was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennines region. Part overgrown disused quarry in woodland. Three phase electricity nearby. Face approximately 40m long. Fissile beds approximately 2m high at top of face. Chatsworth Grit. (2) Lumsdale Quarry is shown, including cranes, on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (3) The 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of the early 20th century shows Lumsdale Quarry as disused. (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: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 114, Quarry Number Q95.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 315 609 (243m by 275m) Centre

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Record last edited

Jun 4 2024 11:58AM

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