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Report - Grovesend Quarry - Tytherington - November 2013

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by richard8922, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. richard8922

    richard8922 28DL Full Member
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    I visited this site one sunny afternoon towards the end of November with Klee666, we decided to pay the place a visit after seeing a thread by Latentux, and as the place has not been closed that long we thought it would be worth a wonder while everything is still there. Thank you Latentux for your advise before we visited the site.
    The Tytherington Stone Company opened Grovesend quarry in 1902 to supply stone for Avonmouth Docks. The Quarry began using a small mobile crusher and two years later steam drills were introduced, The contract for stone for the Royal Edward Dock (capable of taking the largest vessels afloat') saw 60 to 65 rail trucks, each carrying 8 tons, leaving for Avonmouth each weekend. There was no siding at Grovesend, so loading had to be done on Sundays when no passenger trains ran. In 1990 this quarry produced some 30,000 tons a week. The last owners before the site closed were Hanson aggregates as can be seen from the many signs still present at the quarry. I could not find exactly when the site closed, but more info is in the links underneath.

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