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    Default Bath Stone Quarry - Abandoned


    This is one of the long forgotten quarries used for mining the famous golden Bath stone that built the fancy houses of Bath and the Cotswolds
    Bath stone slabs left for collection

    Office

    Entrance notice

    Shaft to mine

    Machinery too heavy for leprchauns to shift





    Left to rot












    Hope you enjoyed the pictures
    Last edited by rambling rose; 26th Aug 12 at 16:53. Reason: to correct wording

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    Good pics,

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    This is Monks Park Quarry which is not really long forgotten. It was an active stone mine until very recently and much of it is still in use by Leafield Engineering.

    Parts of the underground mine were accessible until sometime early last year.

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    Do like that place, nice one. :)
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    Stone was still being produced here in at least 1986 so not that long forgotten.A mate of mine, Derek Hawkins was a quarryman there back then and took these pictures

    http://www.choghole.co.uk/colphots/m...bum/index.html

    Sad to see the state the place is in, thanks for sharing
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    Monks Park Quarry has changed a lot since 1986. But could be a venue for amateur photographers (above ground), as it is easily accessible. There are plenty of wild flowers and butterflies, and local graffitti art from budding Banskys.

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    did you see some wooden crates with stone cylinders in them?
    I'd love to know what they were for!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldscrote View Post
    Stone was still being produced here in at least 1986 so not that long forgotten.A mate of mine, Derek Hawkins was a quarryman there back then and took these pictures

    http://www.choghole.co.uk/colphots/m...bum/index.html

    Sad to see the state the place is in, thanks for sharing
    Derek Hawkins has also published a book "Bath Stone Quarries"
    Highly recommended if you like underground stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daftoldgit View Post
    did you see some wooden crates with stone cylinders in them?
    I'd love to know what they were for!
    Might be core drill samples? Did not notice them last visit as it was dark and the slope shaft door was a pain.

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