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Report - Merrivale Quarry, Dartmoor Feb2011

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Merrivale quarry continued excavating and working its own granite until the 1970's, producing gravestones and agricultural rollers. Work at Merrivale continued until the 90's where imported granite from Norway and Italy was dressed and polished.

In 2003 the quarry was flooded.

Granite from this quarry has been used in a few famous structures. This was where the stones from Old London Bridge were refinished before they were transported to Lake Havasu in the USA.

New Scotland Yard is also faced in granite from this quarry.

Portcullis House in Westminster also includes granite from the quarry, which was to be its last contract.
A little bit of Info I found.

On with the pics, unfortunetly the weather was against us on this one, it was pretty windy and very wet. I wish we had of got here earlier to see the crane that was once here.

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