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Place: Sydnope, Darley Dale, Matlock
Property / Street / Road: The Knabb Quarry
Date: 1880
Description/Historical Information: Knabb Quarry was fairly extensive. It was run by Henry Pearson, a stone cutter who lived in Two Dales in 1881 (in the 1891 census his address was given as Holt Cottages). The photograph shows a steam crane being operated on the left. There are also several derrick cranes in the picture and tram rails can be seen behind the large rock, bottom left. These were used to take the stone to the Sydnope Road for loading.
The original was not taken by Vernon Lamb and the first photographer is unknown. Lamb (or someone) pinned the 1880 photograph to a stone wall and then Lamb photographed it.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
Stone Quarrying in the Matlocks does not list the Darley Dale Quarries, but provides background information. Also see other local quarries:
- Matlock Station Stone Yard: Messrs Beck, Boden & Drabble
- Matlock: Harvey Dale Mountain Limestone Quarry, Dale Road - a rare photograph of Greatorex and Son's quarry on Dale Road
- Darley Dale: Stancliffe Quarry and Saw Mill
Image Reference: VLA5015
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