SJ8557 : Former quarry at Mow Cop

taken 1 year ago, near to Mow Cop, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Former quarry at Mow Cop
Former quarry at Mow Cop
The area around the top of the hill has been quarried since the Iron Age, initially for the hard gritstone to make millstones, later for stone for road building and quartz for the Staffordshire pottery industry. Quarrying had ceased by the late 20th century and the worked out quarries are now access land managed by the National Trust.
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SJ8557, 94 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8579 5734 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.7831N 2:12.8246W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8574 5733
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Disused Quarry  National Trust Land 

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