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Monument record MDR520 - Gritstone Quarry (site of), North Side of Station Road, Buxworth

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Former stone quarry, accessed by a short tunnel on the north side of Station Road by the (former) Methodist Chapel. Tramway blocks are still in place - the original type for rails without saddles - and the tunnel is in reasonable condition. The quarry and tunnel probably relate to the early phase of the Bugsworth tramway/basin complex, and may have been abandoned once Crist Quarry opened. Tipping reported at northern end of the tunnel sealing off the tunnel entrance with some damage. (1) Desk based assessment identified that the quarry appears first on the map of 1846, with the tunnel and tramway appearing first on a map of 1860. This pre-dates the main railway line. (2) The quarry and tunnel have been included in the scheduled area of Bugsworth canal basin. (3) The quarry appears to have been excavated for a specific and limited purpose, rather than continuous extraction. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Letter: 17/1/87: from Ian Edgar: DCC File 4650.5.1.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Nevell, M (UMAU). 2002. Station Road, Buxworth, An Archaeological Desk based assessment of Land to the North of Station Road & New Road, Buxworth.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2005. Scheduling description: Bugsworth canal basin, tramway, quarry and limekilns. 35608.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 5j3.



Grid reference Centred SK 02321 82202 (94m by 76m)

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  • EDR3595

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2015 4:03PM

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