Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Disused sandstone quarry, Easby Bank

I heard somewhere that there is evidence of twelve sandstone quarries along the escapement between Capt. Cook’s Monument and Roseberry Topping. The stone gained from these quarries would have been used for buildings in villages and farms down in the vale of Cleveland and for the miles of drystone walls that divide the moors. This quarry appears on the 1853 Ordnance Survey map. It may even have been the one from where the stone used to build the monument to Cook, in 1827, was extracted. The quarry has long been abandoned and left for nature to reclaim.

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