ST7562 : Firs Quarry

taken 36 years ago, near to Monkton Combe, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Firs Quarry
Firs Quarry
This is a photo of the main passage in Firs quarry. Quarrying on Combe Down started around the 1600's but became famous when Ralph Allen took over the quarries and built Prior Park (1740) as a showpiece. All the underground quarries here are being filled with concrete and a major part of Bath's history will be lost forever.
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ST7562, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 February, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 759 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.6741N 2:20.7912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 759 625
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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