Structure / Site Summary for 240310

Helwith Bridge Granite Company's Quarry Siding

Helwith Bridge Granite Company (Quarry Sidings): Context view from SE

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Helwith Bridge Granite Company's Quarry Siding

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 240

Location 2 - Chains: 28.00

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Down

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: No

Construction / installation period: Unknown

Current Use: Demolished

Visibility: Part-visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy

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Primary / Secondary References

The '' website provides free online access to a small but fascinating selection of low-resolution aerial photographs covering parts of Britain. Some of these images cover parts of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area. Unfortunately, the terms of use prevent these images being reproduced here without payment of a license fee (which we cannot afford). However, the images can be viewed directly on the Britain From Above website by using the search facility provided on that website.

  • For the quarry sites between Langcliffe and Stainforth, search for "Craven Lime Works".
  • For the quarry sites at Helwith Bridge and Horton, search for "Ribblesdale Lime Works".
  • For Carlisle Citadel Station, search for "Carlisle Citadel".


Plate 26 shows a train climbing past the siding of the Helwith Bridge Granite Company, whose conveyor can be seen crossing the river. The siding is situated immediately to the right of the signal.

In the right foreground is a platelayer's hut - structure ref 240450.

Figure 10 is the signalling diagram for Helwith Bridge based upon information available for 1963 and covers the signalling controlling the track associated with the Ribblesdale Lime Company Sidings, as well as the ground frame for the Helwith Bridge Granite Company Siding.

Notes / additional information

There is an account of operations at Helwith Bridge Quarry (written by Ronald Maude, one of the site's managers) on page 33 of the February 2012 edition of the FoSCL Journal - see:


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