Keys to the Past

Ashes Quarries, Stanhope (Stanhope)

This limestone quarry was worked from the later 19th century to around 1950. It would have supplied lime kilns as well as the blast furnaces at Consett. Transport from the quarry was provided by the nearby system of inclines and railways.

Reference number:D8460
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Stanhope


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