Monument record MDR9574 - Gisborne's Quarry (site of), Dove Holes Quarry 5, Peak Forest Tramway, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (3)
- LIMESTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1742 AD? to 1900 AD)
- BOUNDARY WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- REVETMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Old quarry workings. Shown by a series of grassed-over mounds on the east side of the Peak Forest Tramway track. There are impressive outcrops and quarry faces. (1) Extensive quarry with exposed working face to east accessed by inclines running southeast from Peak Forest Tramway route at northwest corner of quarry. A rubble limestone retaining wall runs south, then east from a cutting at the north west corner of the quarry. Another rubble wall runs north-south dividing the quarry, and is on the line of the historic parish boundary. PFT trackbed is unwalled on either side for the extent of Quarry 5. There is no evidence of limekilns. As the quarry extended eastwards, and probably after closure, spoil has been dumped in the worked-out sections. Regarded by R. Hadfield as the earliest quarry in this locality, opened by Mr Gisborne of Hallsteads Hall. (But B. Lamb refers to Quarry 9 , SMR 29964, as Gisborne's). Perhaps opened c.1742, before the arrival of the PFT in Dove Dale. (8)
- <1> SDR19352 Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature number: 47.
- <2> SDR19353 Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 82, 87.
- <3> SDR19379 Bibliographic reference: Lamb, B. 1968. 'The canal, Bugsworth complex and tramway: a discourse in maps', The Peak Forest Canal and Tramway.
- <4> SDR19378 Unpublished document: Findlow, A (Inland Waterways Preservation Society). 2001. An Assessment of the Archaeological and Historical Significance of Bugsworth Basin.
- <5> SDR19350 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
- <6> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XV.2.
- <7> SDR19351 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
- <8> SDR19632 Unpublished document: Duckworth, S, Jessop, O and A Badcock (ARCUS). 2006. Conservation Management Plan, Peak Forest Tramway, Derbyshire. Feature No. 106, 106a-b.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 08055 78591 (140m by 174m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
|Civil Parish||PEAK FOREST, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
May 7 2020 4:56PM