SK2579 : Abandoned millstone in Padley Gorge

taken 1 year ago, near to Nether Padley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Abandoned millstone in Padley Gorge
Abandoned millstone in Padley Gorge
How old it is and why it was left here - nobody knows. Hand-carved from the base rock of millstone grit, it would have taken many hours to shape. Millstones from this area were used all over the country and beyond in corn mills and metal industries. Production began to peter out towards the end of the nineteenth century.
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SK2579, 92 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2567 7981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.8764N 1:36.9697W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2566 7981
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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