This site was quoted as being used for the manufacture of mushroom millstones. (1)
However, subsequent searches have located no such evidence. (2)
Quarries at this site have no remaining discarded products to indicate what the stone was being used for. However, the lack of visible stone faces suggests the stone was of fractured type rather than massive, and that the quarry was for roadstone or for walling. Tucker (Authority 2) appears to have misinterpreted Radley (Authority 1); when the latter stated that there was millstone production on Cattis-side, he probably meant a different quarry (SMR 11341) rather than this site. These quarries are marked Cattis-side Quarry on the OS map of c. 1840 and thus were probably active at that time. (3)
Article in serial: Radley, J. 1963-4. 'Peak millstones and Hallamshire grindstones', Transactions of the Newcomen Soc.. Volume 36, pp 165-173.
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.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. The North Lees Estate, Outseats, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1991. Feature C10, p 21.
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OUTSEATS, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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