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Author New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Moorebooks

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New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Posted: 15/02/2008 05:22:10
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This book is an absolute cracker hot off the press - produced by Peter Burgess from Wealdon Caving Club


This book is the result of some thirty years of study and exploration of
ancient underground stone quarries and hearthstone mines in the Reigate
area. The old workings have nearly 2000 years of proven history, and
research continues to reveal new aspects of the trade and its place in our
local history as each year passes. The book provides a chronological look
at the industry, and a site by site description of the quarries and mines.

The book contains the following chapters:

SECTION 1 - Stone Quarries : Origins § The Medieval Centuries § Firestone §
Working the Stone § The Reigate Quarries § The Gatton Quarries § The
Merstham Quarries § The Chaldon Quarries § The Godstone Quarries § The
Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway

SECTION 2 - Hearthstone Mines : What is Hearthstone? § Brockham Hearthstone
Mine § Surrey Hearthstone Mine, Betchworth § Cawley's Mine, Betchworth §
Colley Hill Hearthstone Mine § Merstham and Bletchingley Mines § Godstone
Hearthstone Mines § Appendix § Glossary

The book is paperback, 9" x 6", 204 pages, well illustrated with 49
photographs (B+W), and 34 diagrams, location maps etc.

see under books for sale
Mike
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New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Posted: 15/02/2008 09:46:17
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Ta Mike.

[web link] to the books page here.

[web link] to the book itself here.

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Peter Burgess

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New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Posted: 12/09/2017 15:31:28
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I am currently working on a second edition. It will be A4 in format and contain colour illustrations - there are also some updates and additions to the text.

IP: 209.93.26.134
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New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Posted: 12/09/2017 22:22:57
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I ought to add that it is not far off completion - just need to add one or two more illustrations, and do a bit of fine-tuning. I hope to have it printed in a few weeks depending on other commitments. IP: 209.93.26.134
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