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Old Quarry near Plymouth

Old Quarry near Plymouth

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 84o

Length: 15.3

Width: 19.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of an old quarry outside of Plymouth in Devon. This may be a quarry in the Plym Bridge Woods. Slate quarrying was the most important industry in this valley and the woods are dotted with disused quarries. The quarries were in used since the 17th century and produced roofing materials, kerb stones and paving slabs.

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