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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Quarry early 20th Century

Hoghton quarry is situated to the North side of Hoghton Tower.  Unfortunately I don't have any dates as to when it closed.  Apart from supplying Ashlar stone for many residencies on the Hoghton estate it was also used for the extensions of Hoghton Tower.  Apparently the majority of the stone for the construction of the orginal house came from a quarry further to the south side.

This photo must have been taken in the early 20th century.  We can see the railway sidings in the photo.

 

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