Myddle Quarries

Myddle Quarries

This is an ongoing project to identify the history of the sandstone quarries in the Myddle area.

The quarry is on Lower Road, Myddle in Shropshire. Stone has been quarried in the area since Roman times. The stone from this quarry is currently processed at the Grinshill Quarry site.

Link to the Building Research Establishment (BRE)., Data Sheet

There are several quarries in the area. you can copy  the grid reference for each quarry into Grid Reference Finder to see the map and satellite view of the location of each quarry.

The information below can be found at Shropshire Quarries

Webscott No.1 Quarry, Webscott (SJ47642315) aka Myddle No.1 Quarry
Inactive - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone) 
This quarry occasionally still has small amounts of stone taken from it.

Webscott No.2 Quarry, Webscott (SJ4754229) aka Myddle No.2 Quarry
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Webscott No.3 Quarry, Webscott (SJ47732291) aka Myddle No.3 Quarry
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Webscott No.4 Quarry, Webscott (SJ47762282) aka Myddle No.4 Quarry
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Webscott No.5 Quarry, Webscott (SJ47802285) aka Myddle No.5 Quarry
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

West View Quarry, (SJ46962403) aka Myddle Quarry
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)
Hand worked, pick marks visible

Harmer Hill No.1 Quarry, Harmer Hill (SJ48812254)
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Harmer Hill No.2 Quarry, Harmer Hill (SJ48882248)
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Harmer Hill No.3 Quarry, Harmer Hill (SJ48982253)
Ceased - Sandstone (Upper Mottled Sandstone)

Yorton Villa Quarry, Yorton Heath (SJ50372284)
Ceased - Sandstone (Keuper Sandstone)

Grid Reference satellite view

 

Other interesting mining in the local area.

Clive Copper Mines. A fascinating insight into the copper workings under the village of Clive. Also more information here