DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor


The quarry was developed to provide stone during the construction of the CHPR Cromford and High Peak railway. It is located at the northern end of the embankment below Minniglow so presumably provided the raw material for this. Although this is a large embankment there is an even larger one just a short distance away (Gotham curve).

At the southern end of the embankment is a limekiln which could also have been installed for the same reasons.

A compressed air pumphouse is located at Roystone Grange and this provided power for the rock drills. There is also a powder house used for storing explosives nearby.

Also at the southern end of the embankment is a brick kiln.

CHPR embankment near Minninglow
quarry near minninglow
quarry crane near minninglow
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