Welcome to our journey through the Valley of Stone.
Rossendale is truly the Valley of Stone. Stone shaped its hills and valleys. Its towns and villages are built from locally quarried stone, as are the countless drystone walls that criss-cross its countryside.
From the late 18th Century to the time of the First World War quarrying was a major industry in Rossendale. The quarries employed thousands of men and Rossendale stone was exported in huge quantities throughout the UK and beyond.
This web site lets you explore the history of this once great industry and the legacy it has left behind in today's landscape.
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