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P001605

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P number: P001605
Old photograph number: TS00988
Caption: Spittal Quarry, Caithness. Cut and stacked Caithness Flags 'Spittal Beds' ready for dispatch to customers. The flagstones are a fine-grained sandstone of Devonian age c. 370 million years old.
Description: Spittal Quarry, Caithness. Cut and stacked Caithness Flags 'Spittal Beds' ready for dispatch to customers. The flagstones are a fine-grained sandstone of Devonian age c. 370 million years old. The flags, to reach this stage, have undergone removal from the beds by splitting using wedges and depending on the thickness of the slab variously sized hammers; cutting to the sizes specified by the customer, sometimes with a template using a diamond circular saw and, if required, polishing. Spittal flagstones were first discovered over 160 years ago and because of their durability and quality they have been exported to many parts of Scotland and England and as far as the continent, North America and Australia.
Date taken: 01/09/1974
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 317200
Y latitude/northing: 954100
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 246.12 KB; 1000 x 663 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 175 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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