Sunday, 4 May 2014

Broughton Moor near Coniston, Cumbria - slate working

 Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Excavator level - NCK 304 excavator.
BGS Image ID: P538078
Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Excavator level - NCK 304 excavator.

Broughton Moor. Green Slate Quarries, Spout Crag Quarry, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Loading a large block in the quarry - NCK 304.
BGS Image ID: P538063
Broughton Moor. Green Slate Quarries, Spout Crag Quarry, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Loading a large block in the quarry - NCK 304.

Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Circular saw - Anderson saw.
BGS Image ID: P538093
Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Circular saw - Anderson saw.

Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Trimming roofing slate
BGS Image ID: P538101
Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Trimming roofing slate

Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Slab riving.
BGS Image ID: P538105
Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Slab riving.

Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Polishing
BGS Image ID P538115
Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Polishing

The photographs are part of a large collection donated by Mr. Hugh O'Neill, former Special Correspondent for Quarry Manager Journal and Cement, Lime and Gravel in the early 1960s. The full set of Broughton Moor slate working images can be viewed on the BGS Geoscenic. image resource.

There may be discrepancies with some of the stated locations e.g. P538063 is listed as Spout Crag Quarry which was in Langdale not Broughton Moor.

Posted by Bob McIntosh

2 comments:

  1. Great to se these images. Just installed a Broughton Moor worktop 2.1 x .7 x .03m. Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Good to know this age old tradition is still going strong and the products remain appealing!

      Bob

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