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HRS 56 Hushing, Thursden Clough, Burnley 1980

The glacial rubble or till left behind in Thursden Clough at the end of the last ice advance contained many Carboniferous limestone boulders that were carried down from the limestone areas of the northern Pennines. Local people 'hushed' or forced torrents of water on to the till to extract the limestone boulders for lime production. The piles of debris consist of accumulated till from the hushings.
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Keywords:archaeology, burnley, devensian, drystone walls, education, geology, glacial erratics, hushing, ice age, lancashire, learning, limestone, quarrying, thursden clough, till, walls

HRS 56 Hushing, Thursden Clough, Burnley 1980