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Report - Murhill Quarry, Bradford - on - Avon - September 2013

tucker

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After a disappointing but worthwhile day spent following up leads in the local area, we chanced upon these tiny workings in the Avon valley. A bit of consolation for a day of dead-ends.

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Murhill quarry sits at the top of the tramway connecting it to the Kennet & Avon Canal. Opened in 1803, cut stone wouldve been transported via the K&A, floated towards Bath and Bristol. Before closing in the 1930s, some of the stone extracted from Murhill was used for the facade of Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

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The workings also house filtration beds and part of the drainage system for a Sanatorium that once stood above. Good to see, although a struggle to spend very long here given its size.

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Visited with Fazy, Elliott, OT & UJ. Cheers folks!
 

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