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Report - Kingsdown Quarry, Wiltshire - June / July 2012

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by cunningcorgi, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. cunningcorgi

    cunningcorgi 28DL Regular User
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    HISTORY

    Kingsdown Quarry also commonly known as Swan Mine is a small bath stone quarry lying under the hillside along the road from Bathford to Kingsdown. The Main entrance to the quarry is opposite the Swan Inn which was once the Quarry managers house, the inn its self is held to the hill side by great iron chains anchored ito the buried workings of the quarry itself. Kingsdown Quarry was producing stone as far back as 1833 when it featured in a geological survey of the area.

    THE VISIT(S)

    Visited twice, once solo and once with wonkycows.

    1. Inside main entrance
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    2. Main Road
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    3. Serious strain
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    4. Preserved hoof prints
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    5. Work bench and saw
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    6. Twenty five ton passage and twenty five ton rock
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    7. Down Crane Alley
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    8. Remnants including horse trough
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    9. Swan Crane 1
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    10. What is left of Swan Crane 2 after the roof delaminated a slab onto it
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    11. End of the drive looking back
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    12. Fall
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    13. Inside Letterbox
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    14. Bolt Hole exit
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    15. Light !
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    Thanks for looking.
     

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