Record Title Swithland slate industry
Description Study of the industry by Susan Young and Claire Ayres with images 001 to 111. Please cite as S Young and C Ayres, 'Swithland Slate Industry' (2017, Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust Charnwood Roots Databank) and the url.
Category Economic History > Mining and Quarrying > Slate
Document Reference None
Document Type DOCUMENT
Place Swithland
Date None


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001 St Paul's church built of local slate.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
001a St Paul's church lych gate roof, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
002a Slate pit, Old Rectory, Woodhouse Eaves used to build St Paul's church and rectory.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
002b Old Rectory, Woodhouse Eaves, built with slate from the pit in its grounds.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
002b Slate pit Woodhouse Eaves, in Old Rectory grounds, overlooking slate roofs and Soar valley.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
002cStone hole Slate pit, Woodhouse Eaves used to extract stone for local use.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
004 The old School Master's House, Woodhouse Eaves, built in slate.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
004b Slate stone walls, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
005 The Wheatsheaf pub built of local slate, originally the 18th century Slate Splitters Arms, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
006 post box on slate stone pillar.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
007 Swithland slate steps.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
008 Slate Workers Cottages, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
101 The Brand, built in the 1800's with slate used from a previous house in the grounds and newly extracted slate.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
102 The Brand slate roof, owned by the Ellis family in the 19th century, 3 disused slate quarries discoverable on the property.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
104 Slate slabs forming a substantial bridge The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
105 The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves, entry to blasting cave for protection of slate workers.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
106 The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves, interior of blast protection cave.JPG 29-10-2019 View/Download
106a Slate blast area used for slate for the original house at The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
107 Slate slab bridge, The Brand Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
108 Victorian slate dovecote, The Brand., Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
109 Victorian slate garden seat.JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
110 Slate Pit pumping house tower, The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves (2).JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
111 Main Flooded Slate pit with platform built to carry lifting gear to raise slate blocks, The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves.JPG 02-11-2019 View/Download
A History of the Swithland Slate Industry 02-11-2019 View/Download
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