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Radcliffe Quarry is a medieval quarry in an outcrop of Carboniferous sandstone near Church Street and Bridgefield. Part of the site is now occupied by a Health Centre.

The quarry is almost certainly medieval with its stone being used in many local buildings. The eastern side of the quarry extended further than shown on maps, 'new' terraced houses on Bridgefield Street towards the end of the 19th century impinged on the quarry area being supported by what appears to have been a pre-existing sandstone wall forming a stabling area. The wall, after removal of the roof providing a firm foundation for the dwellings above. KH

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HRS 2988 Radcliffe Quarry rock exposure on N side 1960s

HRS 2988 Radcliffe Quarry rock exposure on N side 1960s

HRS 2989 Radcliffe Quarry rock exposure on N side 1960s

HRS 2989 Radcliffe Quarry rock exposure on N side 1960s

HRS 2990 Radcliffe Quarry site 2005

HRS 2990 Radcliffe Quarry site 2005

HRS 2991 Radcliffe Quarry looking N to old working face c1970

HRS 2991 Radcliffe Quarry looking N to old working face c1970

HRS 2992 Radcliffe Quarry towards Bridgefield St 1967

HRS 2992 Radcliffe Quarry towards Bridgefield St 1967

HRS 2993 Radcliffe quarry, stable door 1969

HRS 2993 Radcliffe quarry, stable door  1969

HRS 2994 Radcliffe quarry workshops, old window 1969

HRS 2994 Radcliffe quarry  workshops,  old window 1969

HRS 2995 Radcliffe Quarry, workshops 1969

HRS 2995 Radcliffe Quarry, workshops 1969

HRS 2996 Radcliffe Quarry, Stables in undercroft 1969

HRS 2996 Radcliffe Quarry, Stables in undercroft  1969

HRS 2997 Radcliffe quarry, stables 1969

HRS 2997 Radcliffe quarry, stables  1969

HRS 2997 Radcliffe Quarry, Crushing-mill stone March 1968

HRS 2997 Radcliffe Quarry, Crushing-mill stone March 1968

HRS 3907 Radcliffe, Nob End sandstone in banks of Irwell 2005

HRS 3907 Radcliffe, Nob End sandstone in banks of Irwell 2005