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Thrang Quarry, Great Langdale
Thrang Quarry
locality:-   Chapel Stile
locality:-   Great Langdale
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   slate quarry
locality type:-   quarry
coordinates:-   NY31880556 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY3105
10Km square:-   NY30

BNL36.jpg (taken 26.3.2007)  
BNL34.jpg (taken 26.3.2007)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 25 8) 
placename:-  Thrang Quarry
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 104:-  "... Following the road down Great Langdale, the traveller will arrive at Thrang Crag, where the rock in a slate quarry is excavated in an awful manner; ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 39:-  "... the slate quarries at Thrang Crag are on many accounts worthy of inspection. ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-76.
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Page 147:-  "... the Thrang Slatequarry, where the stranger should look in and see what a mighty excavation has been caused by the demand for this fine slate. ..."

evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35
placename:-  Thrang Crag Slate Quarry
source data:-   Print, engraving, Thrang Crag Slate Quarry, Great Langdale, Westmorland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by le Petit, 1833.
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item:-  JandMN : 66.43
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Glover, David: 2014: Quarries of Lakeland: Bookcase (Carlisle, Cumbria)

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