Springfield Quarry

Also known as Entry Hill Quarry, once the largest open quarries on the Downs and reputed to have supplied the stone for Bath Abbey, now a public park and built over with the old adit entrances covered by concrete blocks

This was being worked from at least 1776 as James Clapp the quarry master was killed by a ‘falling in’ that June. In 1835 it was being worked by James Sheppard who also mastered Crossway Quarry and in 1913 it was being worked by F. C. Tipper. The Armstrong family also worked here latterly using petrol powered saws.

Over its lifetime this quarry yielded c.2.5 million cubic feet of stone

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