Report - Pinner Quarry - Feb 2011

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Apr 8, 2007
Pinner Quarry lies to the north of Crawshaw hall, Crawshawbooth, the home of the quarries owner, Thomas Brooks. The quarry takes its name from the nearby row of houses, Pinner Row.

The quarry was opened in approx 1840 by Butterworth and brooks of Crawshaw Hall, it was later worked by Richard Wyld.

The stone worked from the quarry was from the Haslingden Flagstone series, although the workings are quite extensive the quarry didn’t employ that many men, according to an inspectors report only five men were employed here, which I find incredible when you see how much stone has been removed!The stone quarried from here was widely sought after for its properties and was used for building, flags, setts and engine beds.

On the steep slopes down from the quarry horses were used to hold the carts, sledges were also used to bring the stone down from the quarry. The quarry closed in the mid-20th century, its demise probably aligned to the slow death of the cotton industry and the invention of tarmac?

The quarry has obviously been used by the local scrotes for decades to drink their Diamond White and to sniff glue, i therfore find it amazing how the crane ever survived?









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