Seacombe Quarry, 1930 - underground
BGS Photo P204908. Reproduced with the permission of the British Geological Survey ©NERC.
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Description: Seacombe Quarry, Worth Matravers. Looking NE. Underground workings for Portland Stone. In the Isle of Purbeck much stone is obtained by underground working: above the building stone tier is a thin bed, the 'underpicking', overlain by a massive limestone, the 'House cap', which forms a good roof. The underpicking is removed first, then the building stone is excavated.
Date taken: 01/04/1930
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
This photograph was uploaded December 12th 2009 by Peter Burgess.
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