SX5374 : Wheelwright's stone - Dartmoor

taken 16 years ago, near to Merrivale, Devon, Great Britain

Wheelwright's stone - Dartmoor
Wheelwright's stone - Dartmoor
A splendid wheelwright's stone lying beside the Sortridge leat - SX 537748. This was used to fit a metal tyre onto a wooden wheel. The wheel hub fitted into the central socket while the work was being done. There was a lot of granite working in this area and carts needed to be well shod so as to cope with the rough tracks.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 April, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 June, 2005
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 53 74 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.1113N 4:4.1596W
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