Box Quarries

All around the Box Hill area there are quarries dating back to the Roman era, some open cast and others underground. Box Stone has been quarried for 2000 years and according to the history books most houses before 1700 were built from stone that came from Hazlebury Quarry, this is probably a general term for the workings found around the hill. Underground, the workings are extensive and the surveyed passages total 64 miles in length.



Box Ground stone found in these quarries is a thoroughly reliable weather stone of medium grain, and is unaffected by frost. The beds run to 4ft 6 inches in depth and are occasionally quarried to 5 ft

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