Tyne and Wear HER(2308): West Boldon, Quarry - Details
West Boldon, Quarry
Stone Extraction Site
This quarry is marked as ‘Old’ on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan, so was presumably out of use before 1857. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey planalso shows a track to limekilns (HER ref. 2309), suggesting that this was a limestone quarry, supplying those kilns. The quarry seems to have been reworked between 1855 and 1895 as the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey plan, where it is again marked as ‘Old’, shows that it had expanded during that period.
<< HER 2308 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 7