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P number: P000180
Old photograph number: C03885
Caption: Hessilhead Quarry (Lugton Lime Works) 3.2 km. east of Beith. Ayrshire. General view of working face, showing about 7.6 - 9.2 m. of the Dockra Limestone. A loaded truck can be seen on the light railway on the quarry floor.
Description: Hessilhead Quarry (Lugton Lime Works) 3.2 km. east of Beith. Ayrshire. General view of working face, showing about 7.6 - 9.2 m. of the Dockra Limestone. A loaded truck can be seen on the light railway on the quarry floor. The beds dip at a low angle. The limestone is pale grey in colour, has occasional bands of darker stone, and is of excellent quality. It was used for agricultural purposes in the raw ground state and for stone-dusting in mines, as well as for poultry grit and road chips. The Dockra Limestone is one of the four principal Carboniferous limestones of economic importance in North Ayrshire. It can be up to 60 ft. thick, though the hard, compact, workable rock varies between 12 and 40 ft.
Date taken: 01/01/1945
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: 238500
Y latitude/northing: 652500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 216.15 KB; 1000 x 723 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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