SCRCA structure 240310: Helwith Bridge Granite Company's Quarry Siding

SCRCA Location Introduction

Access to the siding was controlled by a local ground frame, which was locked and released from Helwith Bridge Signal Box.

The site served by the siding was known as "Sunny Bank Quarry" (and the quarry is labelled thus on the six-inch (1:10,560) scale maps published by the Ordnance Survey in 1893, 1910 and 1956). The rock extracted from this quarry was known locally as 'slate'. However, in geological terms it is actually a slightly metamorphosed, thinly-cleaved siltstone. Despite the implications of the company's name, there is no quarryable granite in the Helwith Bridge area.

Helwith Bridge Granite Company (Quarry Sidings): Context view from SE

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Siding
Location Variant
Siding Type - Rail-served industry
Assessment status
Assessed
Current Use(s)
Demolished
Shown on a land plan?
No 
Construction / installation period
Unknown: The date / period of construction is not known.
Distance from London St.Pancras
240 miles and 28 chains
Position relative to running lines
Down
Visibility
This location is PARTIALLY visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Easy
Protection Category
Not Applicable - demolished or relocated
Geographic Location
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