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High Pike Quarries

The quarries survive as two discrete sets of flagstone quarries in Yoredale sandstones with extensive grassed-over delphs and discard piles, with internal trackways and blocked-in shafts and at least one blocked adit. Many slabs of flagstone, some part worked, litter the sites. No convincing tooling marks have been noted by the contributor. They lie at 500-20m OD and were accessed by trackway from Occupation Road, and discard piles respect the road with a retaining wall preventing stone from encroaching on it.
No historical sources have been found by the contributor, and nothing is known of its history.

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Key Words :- flagstone quarries underground stone mine
Address :- Dent, Cumbria
Grid Ref :- SD 7147 8245
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.236949 , Long - -2.439221
Local Authority :- South Lakeland District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - West Riding
Site Condition :- Site derelict - some buildings remaining
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown
Site Dates :- unknown - unknown