Recording Historic Stone Quarries

It has been recognised that there is no database of historically worked stone quarries, which is an issue for building restoration and conservation, as well as for heritage management. This pilot project addresses this issue and suggests a methodology for the rapid creation of baseline Historic Environment Records for historically worked stone quarries. A 10km x 10km sample area was selected and records created for the 242 quarries identified within in shown on historic Ordnance Survey maps. Extrapolation from this sample indicates that there are c.13,000 historically worked stone quarries in Dyfed marked on Ordnance Survey maps.

Recording Historic Stone Quarries Pilot Study