MHG55433 - Disused Quarry, Achscrabster


Remains of a 18-19th century flagstone quarry, no longer in use by the mid-20th century

Type and Period (1)

  • STONE QUARRY (In use, 18th Century to 20th Century - 1750 AD? to 1960 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site of a disused flagstone quarry at Achscrabster. First depicted on the 1st edition OS map <1> and significantly expanded by the 2nd edition OS map <2>. The remains of the quarry today are much as they had been left when it fell out of use. Most of the areas where extraction took place have now filled with water, although the spoilheaps, some of which are now grassed over, remain standing to a significant height. Many of the structures associated with the quarry workings, such as a windmill base, buildings (including a chimney), mill lades etc survive within the quarry landscape. The chimney (now covered with ivy) is an unusual survival <3>. Limited photographic recording undertaken during site visit <4>.

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Grid reference Centred ND 08224 62993 (1727m by 1234m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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