Keys to the Past

Prudhamstone quarry (Warden)

This is a large and impressive sandstone quarry, which supplied building stone for construction in 19th century Newcastle. Surviving remains include huge revetments, crane bases and platforms, a bridge and lines of iron bars inserted into the working face. Much of the quarry is now beneath forestry.

Reference number:N7636
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Archaeological Assessment and Impact Assessment at Prudhamstone Quarry, Warden 2016; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warden


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