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Author New mining regulations - late 19th and/or early 20thC?
Jon_M

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New mining regulations - late 19th and/or early 20thC?
Posted: 27/09/2020 19:08:43
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Hopefully this is the right area to post this query?

While doing some historical research on a cotswold stone mine, I find that it closed down prior to WW1. This was apparently due to some new mining regulations being introduced and which then made the mine unviable. So, my question is, does anyone know what these regulations may have been and when they were introduced?

We're in the process of writing a book on this site & it would be good if we were able to actually quote/refer to the very act that caused the mine to close.

Thanks
IP: 150.143.80.216 Edited: 27/09/2020 19:10:06 by Jon_M
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New mining regulations - late 19th and/or early 20thC?
Posted: 27/09/2020 21:31:24
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Possibly (but don't take my word for it) the 1894 Quarries Act to "Provide for the Better Regulation of Quarries" which extended the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Acts of 1872 and 1875 to stone etc. quarries.

See http://www.buildingstones.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Employmeny-and-Safety-in-quarries.pdf

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