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Rastrick Stone Mines And Quarries
There are/were a large number of quarries and stone mines at Rastrick
By 1860, the best Elland Flags had been worked out near the
surface, and shafts were sunk to mine the stone.
Some of these include
There are several local examples of stone-mining,
especially in the Rastrick district – such as at
Bramston Street Mine,
Rhubarb Hole Quarry,
Southage's mine behind the Junction, Rastrick,
- where miners tunnelled down to extract the stone below ground.
The circular shafts were about 12 ft in diameter.
Stone from these quarries was used in constructing the foundations of
Blackpool Tower, and for supplying flagstones – measuring 36 ins by
24 ins by 4 ins – for Buckingham Palace.
- Blue Ball Quarry, Rastrick
- Castle Fields Quarry, Rastrick
- Crowtrees Quarry, Rastrick
- Gledhill's Quarry, Rastrick
- Grantham Quarry, Rastrick
- Lillands Quarry, Rastrick
- Longroyde Quarry, Rastrick
- Lower Edge Quarries, Rastrick
- Macauley's Park Quarry, Rastrick
- Jonas Marsden
- Middle Delph Quarry, Rastrick
- Rhubarb Hole Quarry, Rastrick
- School Field Quarries, Rastrick
- Strangstry Quarry, Rastrick
Law Hill Quarry, Southowram
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