Stone quarry at Baddeley Edge, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:August 1965

Description:The east facing outcrop of a gritstone quarry at the north end of Greenway Hall Road in Baddeley Green. Endon village is in the distance on the right. The plume of steam is a train on the Stoke to Leek branch probably at Stocton Brook station.

.The rock is Chatsworth Grit, a variety of Millstone Grit, used for building stone, walls and abrasives. The layers of gritstone were formed between 315 and 325 million years ago in the Carboniferous period when the UK was in the tropics and covered by a shallow warm sea. Large rivers washed grit into the sea which settled out to form the layers of gritstone. The area around this outcrop is now part of Greenway Hall golf course.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/038-19 (204/33229)

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