SCRCA structure 303760: Pow Maughan Beck Sandstone Quarries

SCRCA Location Introduction

Between one-third of a mile and half a mile to the south of Cumwhinton Station lie a pair of small disused sandstone quarries (immediately to the west of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, one on either side of Pow Maughan Beck). When the railway was being constructed, at least one (and probably both) of these quarries provided building stone for nearby bridges and other significant railway structures.

The site of the southern quarry has been used for the location marker as this is now a Cumbria Wildlife Trust nature reserve called Quarry Banks.

The site is publicly accessible from the footpath leading to/from the level crossing (Structure ID 303880 - the site entrance is just a few metres away from the stile at the crossing.)

For further information relating to the nature reserve, see:

Pow Maughan Beck Sandstone Quarries - quarry face from south west

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Archaeological Site
Location Variant
Archaeologal Site - Quarry or Pit
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
0: Construction period unknown
Distance from London St.Pancras
298 miles (chains not estimated)
Position relative to running lines
This location is PARTIALLY visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
The Protection Category is not known
Geographic Location
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