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Report - "Brewers Yard" limestone quarry / mine - Corsham area - June 2013

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by The Franconian, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. The Franconian

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    ...just a few shots:

    Didn't find a good history online and got no other sources, maybe added later
    A Mr. Brewer seems to have been working there.
    Entrance is not dedicated to brawny bellies, cases a bit of problems but a laugh for your comrades too.
    ( Or maybe not, expecting to spend their day getting you out of the hole )
    Passing under a gate surrounded by people who are expecting you getting totally trapped is a special way of fun.
    The way down is also a bit special, wear shoes with profile.
    Got only a few shots and maybe not the best motives, but this was number one of four quarries on this day and we spent not too much time there.
    I was still to confuse to find the good places that fast.
    Crew:Oxygen Thief, PCWOX, Fazy UK, Altair and me.

    I was asked to add some history, so I do:
    "A very unique former Bath stone quarry, the quarry is small in size but has some interesting features. The quarry comprises of two levels which are connected by a stone staircase and a vertical shaft connecting both levels with the surface. There are many blocks of Ashlar which were stacked up but never moved to the surface....

    A very steep and narrow slope shaft leads down in to the upper layer of the quarry. Once inside there is a narrow stone staircase which leads down in to the lower level of the quarry.
    In the lower level many sawn blocks of Ashlar are stacked up but were never removed, this was possibly due to a collapse at a smaller shaft in the centre of the mine preventing the removal of the stone.

    A shaft has been sunk from the surface down through both levels of the quarry, this would have been used to remove stone from both levels up to the surface. The shaft is now capped."
    source: Brewers Yard Quarry, Corsham, Wiltshire | Nettleden.com

    here we go:

    Regard the wood up left in the corner, shows moving rock if cracked or fallen out, I was told
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    I must say, I am not anymore quite sure, but this should be a shot down the big shaft
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    Here's some shots I took while I was boring PCWOX to tears with some underground photography tips...

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    Re: "Brewers yard" quarry / June 2013

    Don't know what you mean mate...

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  4. The Franconian

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    Re: "Brewers yard" quarry / June 2013

    No man, only things of daily need

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