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P number: P204197
Old photograph number: A04249
Caption: Eyford Hill Quarry, Naunton, Gloucestershire.
Description: Eyford Hill Quarry is a survivor from a much more extensive industry in the Cotswold that produced limestone roofing slates. Stone roofing slates are a characteristic feature of the traditional Cotswold house and the fissile limestones of the Great Oolite Group, worked in small quarries like that at Eyford Hill, were the principal source of such material. In the Eyford district the 'slate' is raised from the quarry in the autumn, laid on the ground and left for 'frosting' over the winter. After this frosting the limestones can easily be more easily split into thin sheets which are then dressed to make roofing slates. Many traditional stone houses in the Cotswolds are roofed with thin limestones 'slates' quarried from the Middle Jurassic succession. These slates were worked in many areas but two of the best known localities were the stone mines at Stonesfield in Oxfordshire and the quarries around Naunton in Gloucestershire.
Date taken: 01/04/1928
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 413500
Y latitude/northing: 225500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 317.06 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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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Slates  

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