SX2572 : Cheesewring Quarry

taken 10 years ago, near to Henwood, Cornwall, Great Britain

Cheesewring Quarry
Cheesewring Quarry
For centuries local people have been picking granite blocks from the surface of the moor and shaping them for use locally as building stone for walls, gateposts or just about anything, but better building stone is to be found deeper in the granite. Here on Stowe's Hill was an ideal place to find good quality granite and the building of the mineral railway provided a means to get the stone out. This quarry provided the stone for many building projects including the Albert Memorial and Tower Bridge in London. The quarry closed before it could threaten the Cheesewring itself, seen here just above the quarry face.
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SX2572, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 August, 2007
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2583 7241 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.5290N 4:27.5149W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2580 7230
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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