As far as I can find out, this quarry began it's life sometime before 1883, when work in the Old Quarry (now known as the Beer Quarry Caves) gradually began to be phased out. Dating back to the time of the Romans, sometime after AD47 when the end of the Fosse Way was completed at Axmouth, the Beer Quarry Caves is now a tourist attraction. Info on that site can be found here...
Known simply as Beer quarry, these workings are on the north side of the road, and separate from the original Old Quarry. In recent years it has been worked by Hanson Aggregates and is now completely abandoned.
Visited with Neosea last month (his photos are much better than mine, methinks ). Thanks for driving, Neo. :) An extensive site with several buildings and some amazing surprises.
Site Office and weighbridge.
More to follow...:)