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placename:- Arcrow Quarry
locality:- Horton in Lonsdale
county:- North Yorkshire
slate quarry; quarry
coordinates:- SD8070
10Km square:- SD87

1Km square SD8070

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) -- probably relevant

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P276, button   goto source.
Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
Page 276:-
... About a couple of miles from Horton, on the right hand side of the road to Settle, is a curious stone quarry, at a place called Culms or Coums. The stones are of a blue kind, like slate, from one to three inches thick: some are two or three yards broad, and five or six yards long. They are made use of for floors in houses, being sometimes laid over cellars, on joists: they are also used for gate-posts, foot-bridges, and partitions between the stalls in stables and cow-houses.
locality:- Culms
locality:- Coums
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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