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Blades Outrake Quarry

Surface remains include two stone buildings, the east one with two bays, the west with two roofed bays and an east bay that appears not to have been roofed (SD7390 8899). The latter east bay has a north wall 1.5m thick and 4m long with 2 or 3 niches in the inner face. The south wall of this bay has 3 niches on the inner face. Possible water leat with a bridge over it (SD7392 8896) feeding over a fall to a pit which must have housed a water wheel (SD7391 8893). In the base of the quarry is a pit with corbelled stonework on its east side (SD7391 8897), currently, water filled. Squared walled and open-fronted dressing shed with niches in all 3 wall inner faces, 3.7m deep by 4.6m wide. Sledway leads up to the site from the church in the valley bottom, much of it now rush filled.
No documentary sources have been found by the contributor but it is thought to have been operational in the late 18th and 19th century centuries.

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Key Words :- flagstone quarry
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Address :- Garsdale, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5PG
Grid Ref :- SD 739 889
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.295045 , Long - -2.402504
Local Authority :- South Lakeland District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Cumberland
Site Condition :- Site derelict - some buildings remaining
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown