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Keighley Blue Stone 1




Keighley Blue Stone 1 - March - Ponden Clough


Keighley Blue Stone 1

The Keighley Blue Stone is an unusual, fine-grained siliceous sandstone which is a bluish grey when freshly broken. It is very hard and was much in demand as a road stone. It was extensively quarried for this purpose in a number of locations in the upper Worth Valley. Haworth Local Board of Health records:

27th May 1862
It was moved by Mr Gregson, seconded by Mr Lambert, and agreed to unanimously, that a quantity of Blues now on the Stanbury moor above Ponden be let to lead it into West Lane as soon as convenient.

30th April 1872
That the surveyor contract for 160 yards of blue stones from Keighley Parish Side or Ponden...

In this photograph it is seen outcropping in Ponden Clough where it forms a small waterfall.





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