Tyne and Wear HER(3103): Penshaw, Penshaw Quarry - Details
Penshaw, Penshaw Quarry
Stone Extraction Site
First shown on the 1775 Tempest Plan of Panshaw. Still operational in 1862. First edition locates a smithy within the quarry. The quarry was served by Penshaw Quarry Railway. Quarry disused by 1896 though the railway tracks were still in place.
<< HER 3103 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 13; The Archaeological Practice Ltd., 2014, Penshaw: Not just a monument - Historic Village Atlas; Tempest Estate Map, 1775 (DRO NCB 1/X 227); 19th century quarry plans, TWAS DS.JWL/46/1 and 6