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P number: P203548
Old photograph number: A03600
Caption: Shaw's Quarry, Crosland Moor, about 2 m. south-west of Huddersfield, looking east, Yorkshire.
Description: This sandstone quarry was one of several working the Rough Rock sandstones for building stone on Crosland Moor above the town of Huddersfield. The pale yellow-brown, hard siliceous sandstone (commonly known as York Stone) was used extensively to build the local houses, factories and mills. The image shows us that at this time health and safety issues were an irrelevance. The quarrymen worked long hard days with little or no safety equipment and climbed to the working faces by means of a dubious series of long ladders and wooden walkways which would be totally unacceptable today. The sandstones of the Rough Rock lie at the top of the Millstone Grit Group are one of Englands best building sandstones. Block, rubble and paving stones were all produced and dressed by the workforce at the quarry.
Date taken: 01/07/1926
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 411755
Y latitude/northing: 414779
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 263.10 KB; 1000 x 732 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, sandstone, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


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