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1986 Cromhall Quarry

 According to the manager of the       
 quarry, quarrying is the oldest       
 industry. He feels the Romans may well
 have quarried at this site. Today it  
 is owned by A.R.C.  The limestone is  
 used for road building. One hundred   
 and fifty tons of rock an hour are    
 processed. this is enough to construct
 3/4 mile of motorway. At the present  
 rate there is enough rock at the      
 quarry to last another 200 years.     

Map of the area

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