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Monument record MDR704 - Shire Hill Quarry, Shire Hill, Charlesworth

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Shire Hill Quarry (1) Quarrying was already taking place on the site in the 19th century. (2) Shirehill Quarry was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennines region. Never worked for roofing. Currently produces walling blocks for sawing by others and aggregates. Some thin stuff visible but described as crumbly shale. Previously a millstone producer. Historically a large producer of jute crushing rollers. Kinderscout Grit. Active quarry planning reference 9104. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0644. 0644.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 105, Quarry Number Q86.



Grid reference Centred SK 052 944 (376m by 215m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Aug 13 2015 8:40AM

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