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P000114

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P number: P000114
Old photograph number: C03735
Caption: Silver Grey Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. General view of the quarry face and floor showing method of working by means of crane and 'blondin'. The rock quarried is granite.
Description: Silver Grey Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. General view of the quarry face and floor showing method of working by means of crane and 'blondin'. The rock quarried is granite. A vertically-mounted steam boiler powers a crane for working on the quarry floor. To lift the granite blocks out of the quarry a 'blondin' is used. This is a pulley system of wire ropes which stretch across the quarry. Large blocks of granite await lifting from the quarry floor. Quarrying began at Creetown in c.1831 by the Liverpool Dock Trustees.
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: 245.49 KB; 1000 x 721 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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