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- DescriptionWhether they are still operational or long-abandoned, Quarries are often dismissed as eyesores. Despite this, they can be fascinating to visit, and provide an interesting link to a once-powerful and necessary industry. Although the Romans worked quarries, it was t until the Middle Ages that the industry became established on a large scale. It then achieved its height during the nineteenth century in response to industrialisation and the associated demand for stone. The book deals with the extraction methods of various types of stone and the rise and slow decline of quarrying across the UK. While telling the history of quarrying, it also covers some of the most famous and table quarrying sites.
- Author BiographyPeter Stanier was born and educated in Cornwall, where he developed an interest in the history of metal mining and stone quarrying, evidence of which is hard to escape in the county. Since graduating at Southampton and Bath universities he has become an authority on the granite industry of south-west England. He is a writer and lecturer in archaeology and industrial archaeology and lives at Shaftesbury in Dorset.
- Author(s)Peter Stanier
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/06/1985
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Series TitleShire Library
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 134
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintShire Publications Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations plans transparencies :Includes bibliography
- Weight91 g
- Width149 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine5 mm
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