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Beer (Roman Quarry Caves) Limestone Quarry (United Kingdom)


The underground quarry first worked by the Romans,supplied stone for 24 cathedrals
including Exeter and St.Pauls, parts of Westminster Abbey,the Tower of London, Hampton Court and
Windsor Castle. Quarried by hand, the smallest blocks weighing 4 tons, the stone was carted
on horse-drawn wagons and by barges from Beer beach to its destination, sometimes involving
journeys of several hundreds of miles.

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Last updated October 9th 2011 by RockChick
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Last updated August 31st 2008 by carnkie

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