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Rossendale north of Manchester has been called the Valley of Stone. There are extensive quarries in the local Carboniferous millstone grit series and products included flagstones, setts, building stone, gate posts etc.

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Keywords:bacup, britannia, facit, geology, heald town, lancashire, quarries, quarrying, rossendale, stacksteads, troy, weir

HRS 754 Whitworth, Facit Quarry

HRS 754 Whitworth, Facit Quarry

HRS 4078 Stacksteads quarry montage c1920

HRS 4078 Stacksteads quarry montage c1920

HRS 4094 Weir, Heald town area June 2008

HRS 4094 Weir, Heald town area June 2008

HRS 4095 Weir, Heald town area June 2008

HRS 4095 Weir, Heald town area June 2008

HRS 4076 Facit quarry, underground stone quarry entrance

HRS 4076 Facit quarry,  underground stone quarry entrance

HRS 4075 Facit quarry, underground roof falls

HRS 4075 Facit quarry, underground roof falls

HRS 4074 Facit quarry, main entrance

HRS 4074 Facit quarry, main entrance

HRS 4075 Facit underground gen view

HRS 4075 Facit underground gen view

HRS 4101 Turn, quarry loading point c1970s

HRS 4101 Turn, quarry loading point c1970s

HRS 4308 Grane, Troy Quarry, Blocked drainage channel 2008

HRS 4308 Grane, Troy Quarry, Blocked drainage channel 2008

HRS 4292 Blackburn, King street, Ashlar stone

HRS 4292 Blackburn, King street, Ashlar stone

HRS 4293 Blackburn, King street, ashlar

HRS 4293 Blackburn, King street, ashlar

HRS 4294 Blackburn, machined flagstone

HRS 4294 Blackburn, machined flagstone

HRS 4295 Blackburn, Paving slabs, flagstones - current patterns

HRS 4295 Blackburn, Paving slabs, flagstones - current patterns

HRS 4296 Blackburn, Pendulum marks on flagstone

HRS 4296 Blackburn, Pendulum marks on flagstone

HRS 4297 Clough Head Quarry, Rossendale

HRS 4297 Clough Head Quarry, Rossendale

HRS 4297 Blackburn, Road setts of sandstone

HRS 4297 Blackburn, Road setts of sandstone

HRS 4298 Clough Head quarry, Haslingden, panoramic

HRS 4298 Clough Head quarry, Haslingden, panoramic

HRS 4299 Clough Head Quarry, Haslingden

HRS 4299 Clough Head Quarry, Haslingden

HRS 4300 Clough Head, sheep

HRS 4300 Clough Head, sheep