P000105

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P number: P000105
Old photograph number: C03726
Caption: Glebe and Kirkmabreck Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. The 'sett-making' yard. Each worker had his own open hut to keep out of the worst of the weather.
Description: Glebe and Kirkmabreck Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. The 'sett-making' yard. Each worker had his own open hut to keep out of the worst of the weather. Granite blocks were partly worked on the quarry floor before being transferred to the sett-makers who finished them working on sand-filled barrels. The waste, seen in a heap to the right had various uses, pinning stones in walls, construction of paths and horonising. A 'sett' is stone roughly squared for paving. Light railway tracks can be seen, these ran through the quarry to a storage area and a pier on the shore.
Date taken: 01/06/1939
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 248500
Y latitude/northing: 556500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 304.02 KB; 1000 x 724 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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