OLD QUARRINGTON QUARRY

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    "Old Quarrington Quarry G.R 328379 was first opened in the 17th century. It is owned by Hepplewhites and managed by Mr.J.Bell. The rock is in 3 layers, 55 feet of limestone over 80 feet of soft sandstone separated by a thin layer of marl.The quarry employs 9 people plus 21 lorry drivers.The rock is ripped out by large machines. Amount quarried :-sand 200 tons per day for the building industry, limestone 500 tons per day mainly for roadworks. Many interesting fossils,including fish, are found,particularly in the marl layer.Mr.Bell found a previously unknown fossil of a conifer which was later named DURHAMI BELL.He received an Honorary Degree for his study of fossils.Beneath the sand is coal the company hope to quarry this one day."
  • Owner

    BBC - Domesday Reloaded
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-432000-537000/page/2
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 8 months ago
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