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Quarrying - Setts




Quarrying - Setts - April - Haworth


Quarrying - Setts

Setts are rectangular stone paving blocks which can still be seen on some streets in Haworth, notably on Main Street. They are often called "cobbles" which is actually the term for a partially rounded rock.

According to the Haworth Local Board of Health minute books much of the stone for the setts was got from Dimples quarry:

20th September, 1870
That the surveyor opens the Dimples Quarry immediately for the purposes of obtaining "setts" for the Main Street.

6th June 1871
That 100 yards in length of new setting be done in Main Street, under the supervision of the above named Committee.

4th September, 1888
It was resolved that the tender of Mr David Speight for 900 yards of setting in Station Road at 4/7 per yard be accepted. The contractor to be allowed to get the setts at Dimples Quarry without any charge for the same and that the joints be completed and run with boiling asphalte




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