Friday 17 January 2014

Brewers Yard Quarry. Corsham.

When:  17 Jan 2014  19.30 – 21.00 pm.
Where:  Brewers Yard Quarry. Corsham.
Who:    Darren T, Brian C, Mark J and Dave C.

A nice little evening explore around this small but interesting Quarry. Second visit here and sore a lot more this time.

A very unique former Bath stone quarry, the quarry is small in size but has some interesting features. The quarry comprises of two levels which are connected by a stone staircase and a vertical shaft connecting both levels with the surface. There are many blocks of Ashlar which were stacked up but never moved to the surface.

A very steep and narrow slope shaft leads down in to the upper layer of the quarry. Once inside there is a narrow stone staircase which leads down in to the lower level of the quarry.

In the lower level many sawn blocks of Ashlar are stacked up but were never removed, this was possibly due to a collapse at a smaller shaft in the centre of the mine preventing the removal of the stone.

A shaft has been sunk from the surface down through both levels of the quarry, this would have been used to remove stone from both levels up to the surface. The shaft is now capped.


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