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Pinner Quarry lies to the north of Crawshaw hall, Crawshawbooth, the home of the quarries owner, Thomas Brooks, the quarry takes its name from the nearby row of houses, Pinner Row.

The quarry was opened in approx. 1840 by Butterworth and brooks of Crawshaw Hall, it was later worked by Richard Wyld.

The stone worked from the quarry was from the Haslingden Flagstone series, although the workings are quite extensive the quarry didn’t employ that many men, according to an inspectors report only five men were employed here, which I find incredible when you see how much stone has been removed!The stone quarried from here was widely sought after for its properties and was used for building, flags, setts and engine beds.

On the steep slopes down from the quarry horses were used to hold the carts, sledges were also used to bring the stone down from the quarry. The quarry closed in the mid-20th century, its demise probably aligned to the slow death of the cotton industry and the invention of tarmac?

The quarry has obviously been used by the local scrotes for decades to drink their Diamond White and to sniff glue, i therfore find it amazing how the crane ever survived?



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Default 28-02-2011, 22:45

That crane is ace!
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Default 01-03-2011, 08:35

Was another fun day! The crane is well worth a mooch! Special thanks go to the scrawper and his lack of tea shop mentality!


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Default 01-03-2011, 12:53

It looks almost exactly like the death trap you took us in a while ago!
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Default 01-03-2011, 13:31

It really does look like Facit doesnt it.

Is there much to see underground there?


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Default 01-03-2011, 16:39

Nice pics and report morrisey.

Is this the one where they found the remains of a prehistoric bear. Im sure i read somewhere but i cant remember where i saw it, but it was one of the quarry's round rossendale i know it wasn't facit though.


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Default 01-03-2011, 19:55

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It looks almost exactly like the death trap you took us in a while ago!
Nowhere near as bad as that place.

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It really does look like Facit doesnt it.

Is there much to see underground there?
Not too much really but what there is, is worth photographing.

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Nice pics and report morrisey.

Is this the one where they found the remains of a prehistoric bear. Im sure i read somewhere but i cant remember where i saw it, but it was one of the quarry's round rossendale i know it wasn't facit though.
can't find any info about it.


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can't find any info about it.

http://www.burnleycavingclub.org.uk/jun05.pdf
page 5 near the bottom


Yeah it was this i was reading ages ago when i was reading up on facit, its because its in the same news letter got my wires crossed.


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Default 01-03-2011, 20:51

Lovely pictures


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Default 02-03-2011, 00:15

Prehistoric bear !!! , that sounds like one of Manx's tall stories

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