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Report - Brewers Yard Quarry (Corsham) March 2010

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by vwdirtboy, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
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    Brewers Yard Quarry Corsham

    Plundered by Toad & Myself

    Located virtually underneath JSU Corsham

    Not seen this on 28DL yet so here goes! Enjoy :thumb

    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.

    Entrance slopeshaft

    Upper level workings

    Toad stood on 100 years of crap tossed down the main shaft

    Cracking 40'S perambulator

    Narrow steps leading to the arch and lower level

    The arch

    Cut stone ready to be hauled out

    Squeeze thru collapse into lower workings

    Quarrymans scrawlings


    And again.

    Well earned rest at end of lower workings

    Looking back over a fall, lower workings

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