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Radcliffe Quarry is a medieval quarry in an outcrop of Carboniferous sandstone near Church Street and Bridgefield. Part of the site is now occupied by a Health Centre.

The quarry is almost certainly medieval with its stone being used in many local buildings. The eastern side of the quarry extended further than shown on maps, 'new' terraced houses on Bridgefield Street towards the end of the 19th century impinged on the quarry area being supported by what appears to have been a pre-existing sandstone wall forming a stabling area. The wall, after removal of the roof providing a firm foundation for the dwellings above. KH

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