FACTS AND FIGURES.

Just a few examples of the places and buildings that Bath Stone has been used in:

Not in alphabetical order.


QUARRY PRICES.


Ashlar block is reputed to take it's name from Ashley, a small hamlet 1 mile from Box.


SOME OF THE NAMES USED FOR THE DIFFERENT BEDS OF STONE.

BLUE BED,     BOX GROUND,     BOX CORNGRIT,     BOX SCALLETT,    

COMBE DOWN,     CORSHAM DOWN BOTTOM BED,     CORSHAM DOWN FINE UPPER,     CORNGRIT,   

 CORSHAM FREESTONE,     CORSHAM STONE,     CORSHAM DOWN, 

CORSHAM HARD CORNGRIT BED,     CORSHAM BLUE,    

FARLEIGH RED BED,     FARLEIGH WHITE BED,     FARLEIGH DOWN,     FINE GRAINED BED,

FINE BED,     GREY BED,    

HARTHAM PARK GROUND,     HARTHAM PARK CORSHAM,     HUDDESWELL,   

 MONKS PARK CORSHAM,    OATY BED,     OATY WEATHER BED,   

 PARK LANE CORSHAM,     PAVING BED,    RIDGE CORSHAM,    

SCALLETT,     STOKE GROUND,     STOKE BASE BED,      ST.ALDHELM BOX GROUND,    

WESTWOOD GROUND PAVING BED,     WESTWOOD GROUND,     WINSLEY GROUND.


The two largest workings are Box and Farleigh Down.

At the turn of the century Box was said to have 60 miles of passage. Today all the quarries that connect together including the ministry quarries cover an area of approx. 650 - 700 acres including pillars.

Farleigh Down Quarry covers a total area including ministry, dapstone and adjoining workings of approx. 240 acres.


Calcite CaCO3 is the only mineral found, this can be in the form of veins or crystals.

SCALENOHEDRAL CALCITE, BROWN'S QUARRY, CORSHAM.

Fossilised wood can be occasionally found, large branches have been known.


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